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Primitives, antiques, vintage, hand crafted and artist created

About Us

An East Coast Philadelphia native and a Midwest Chicago girl who have a love of art and pickin collide in Colorado and gave birth to Found Antique and Artisans in 2016

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About The Moore Family Folk Art

The Moores are a family of seven who live in beautiful Colorado. They create bright, colorful, folk art out of upcycled and repurposed materials. The Moores promote family based creativity and environmental stewardship through multiple art events each year. .

Alan’s southern folk art had its early beginnings over 20 years ago as a high school art assignment.  His art teacher introduced the class to different primitive artists in history and had them create several pieces of their own.  That same year, Alan was introduced to Jasper Jones and fell in love with his work.

During their 17 years of marriage, Lori and Alan have moved back and forth between Florida and Colorado.  During a 2004 summer long stay in Estes Park, Colorado, Alan, inspired by his surroundings and a longing to create again, broke his 10-year lull from art and started creating again.  After that summer in the mountains, Alan experienced a revival of sorts and began, like many great southern folk artist before him, painting on anything he put his hands on: weathered woods, rusty metal, old furniture, etc.  Recycled, salvaged, and upcycled materials have been Alan’s medium from his childhood, and has matured into his own style of southern folk and outsider art.

Over the last 10 years, Alan’s folk art has evolved from painted work to almost paintless works, using a wide variety of salvaged materials: 100 year old pianos, roof metals, vintage bottle caps, steel soda cans, river-sunk driftwoods, antiques, farm equipment, and so much more.

Alan has also begun involving his children in his art world.  His daughters have gone from helpers at art festivals and in the studio to budding artists selling their own art across the nation.  The girls also teach recycled art classes to kids their own age.    Alan’s boys are great helpers and are starting to dabble in the folk art world.

The Moores strive to promote family-based creativity and environmental stewardship through art classes, exhibits, festivals, and speaking engagements.