Jeremy Aaron Moore illustrates for books, magazines, albums, ads, prints and posters. He uses traditional oils and acrylics as well as digital media to make artwork that touches on the subtler yet imaginative side of fantastic art. His work has been accepted into prestigious annual competitions such as Spectrum and Prime: The Definitive Digital Art Collection.
The following is an interview conducted between Outland Collective (OC) and the featured artist in November 2012.
OC. Did you attend college? If so, where did you go?
JM. I went to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design for two years. I also went to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO, where I finished up in Art and Art Education.
OC. Where or what do you draw inspiration from?
JM. I get inspiration from sub pop culture and youth counter culture, especially within fashion and music. A lot of contemporary illustrators have influenced my art. So many of the older works from the golden illustrators have also been a large influence. I especially like the guys that paint/painted with thick oils: Leyendecker, Greg Manchess, Dean Cornwell, Glen Orbik, Haddon Sundblom, Mead Scheaffer, N.C. Wyeth, John Watkiss. There’s just too many to name…
OC. What projects are you working on currently? Where can we find it?
JM. I’m currently working on some sequential comic art for a client out of the UK. I can’t say a whole lot about it, other than it’s super-hero related. It’s not something I’ve done a whole lot, so I’m pretty excited about that. I’m also going to be doing some traditional paintings on custom made guitars.
OC. Is there a particular piece of artwork you are especially proud of?
JM. I made a bunch of personal work last year that I’m pretty happy with. Most of it was themed around ravens and blackbirds, which I love to paint. My favorite piece of those is probably “Laura’s Sanctuary”, which is going to be in the Spectrum 19 coming out this month.