It has been said that painting ability is not measured by the paints or the brush, but in the ability to see how things come together. Artist Stan Moeller has the vision that allows him to capture the mood of his subjects. One collector commented, “Stan paints the things we cannot see.”
A long time resident of York, Maine, Stan Moeller was born and raised in rural Indiana. Excelling in art at an early age, Stan always preferred modeling clay or a blank sheet of paper to coloring books. During high school, he took first place in every category of the school’s art shows and went on to study life drawing and painting at Western Michigan University for several years.
Having abandoned art to pursue a music career for many years, Stan found that, upon returning to his first love, “the best teacher is the very act of painting” (Joaquin Sorolla). Further studies have included painting on location with his friend and mentor, Don Stone, and continued self-education via the writings and styles of Birge Harrison, Robert Henri, John Carlson and Charles Hawthorne.
An award-winning artist, Moeller excels in his ability to paint diverse subject matter: lanscapes, cityscapes, interiors and figurative works. Less interested in technical reality than the mood of reality, he uses spontaneous brushwork and vibrant color to capture the way light moves around and affects a subject as much as the subject itself.
Stan won the Marine Environment Wildlife Award for Best Depiction of Wildlife in its natural habitat, in the 25th Annual International Marine Art Exhbition at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT (2004) and was awarded a month-long residency by, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne in Finan France (Brittany) in 2003. He was also awarded Second Place by International Artist magazine for the Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes Chalenge, for his painting of Gull Rock (Monhegan), which was featured in International Artist #25, June/July 2002.
Stan was recently a featured artist in the December 2006/January 2007 issue of International Artist Magazine.
Moeller’s paintings are represented in both private and corporate collections as well as in fine art galleries along the eastern seaboard, including The Brigham Galleries, Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut and The Banks Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A highly respected and popular instructor, Stan offers plein air painting workshops Northeast and abroad.