Despite not growing up as an art aficionado, Barbara Moore has been a mainstay in the art world of Chadds Ford for more than four decades, writes John Chambless for the Chester County Press.
The long-term president of the Chadds Ford Gallery got into art in 1976. She was introduced to the artist Paul Scarborough, her future husband, who helped her get a position at the gallery.
Moore was an acquaintance of Andrew Wyeth, which helped her develop a professional relationship with the famous artist. He did a number of paintings for the gallery, as well as portraits of Moore’s daughter and later of Moore herself.
In 2017, the gallery had to change its location and name due to the retirement of the original owner’s daughter who decided to keep the gallery name.
“That left me without a job,” said Moore. “But the new owners of the Chadds Ford Barn Shops found out about me and offered me a position.”
Today, her gallery can be found at the Chadds Ford Barn Shops under the name Barbara Moore Fine Art.
Read more about Barbara Moore in the Chester County Press here.