As a sculptor in bronze, clay, limestone or welded metal, Pat Moberley Moore's sculptures are about capturing emotion in 3-D. She works with the figure impressionistically often using the feminine as a metaphor for the "inner life".
She has a BFA and a BS in Education from the University of Houston and has studied with such notables as Eugene Daub, Lincoln Fox, Bruno Lucchesi, and Sandy Scott. Pat has been in many exhibitions, both juried and invitational and has received high awards. Her work is in numerous collections, including Former First Ladies Roslyn Carter, Nancy Regan, and Barbara Bush; Willie Nelson and Walter Cronkite.
I became an artist very young growing up in a small town, not restricted from the local discard dump. My Mom and Sister and I spent hours sifting through ordinary things and drug them home to be changed into wonderful works! My father gave me the "run" of his tools. Creativity was a valued part of my early life. We colored underwater sea scenes with crayons on fabric for curtains and ironed the color in. We transformed our old jeep with brilliant designs, paint, bones, and fabric. The Grandfather I grew up around was a "Rube Goldberg", who with a little wire and tape could fix anything. The Grandfather I never knew carved tiny sailboats placed magically in bottles and beautiful wooden sailboats in full sail with all the turnbuckles, halyards, and details. He even carved people at the helm. His work was admired with a specialness that I wanted to experience for myself. So throughout my life, I have collected, treasured, and created. I have carried clay and wax, metal and wood, through marriages and moves. When I am not creating with my hands, I create with my mind.