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. As one collector commented, "Stan paints the things we can not see."
A long-time resident of York, Maine, Stan Moeller was born and raised in rural Indiana. Excelling in art an early age, Stan always preferred modeling clay or a blank sheet of paper to coloring books. In high school, he won first place in every category of the school’s annual art show.
Stan went on to study life drawing and painting at Western Michigan University and further studies have included painting on location “en plein air” with his friend and mentor, Don Stone. His self-education continues via the writings and styles of John Singer Sargent, Nikolai Fechin, Birge Harrison, Robert Henri, and Charles Hawthorne. In agreement with Joaquín Sorolla, Stan believes that "the best teacher is the very act of painting".
An award-winning artist, Moeller excels in his ability to paint diverse subject matter: landscapes, 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, Mystic, CT Exhibition (2004), and was awarded a month-long residency by, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne, in Dinan France (Brittany), in 2003. Stan won second place in the "Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes Challenge" sponsored by International Artist Magazine, for his painting, "Gull Rock, Monhegan" (#25, June/July 2002), and he was a featured artist (in an exclusive 6-page-article and interview) in International Artist Magazine (#52, December 2006/January 2007).
Moeller’s paintings are represented in both private and corporate collections as well as in fine art galleries along the eastern seaboard, including The Gardner Colby Gallery, Naples, Florida, The Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine, The Maritime Gallery at the Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts and The Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport, Massachusetts.