Stan Moeller uses spontaneous brushwork and vibrant color to capture the way light moves around and affects his subject. Moeller studied painting and life drawing at Western Michigan University, and plein air painting with Don Stone on Monhegan Island. Moeller teaches alla prima painting and landscape painting classes, as well as plein air workshops annually on Monhegan Island and in Tuscany and France. Moeller, who lives in York, Maine, 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 in 2004, and was awarded a month-long residency by, Les Amis De La Grande Vigne, in Dinan France (Brittany), in 2003. He was awarded Second place by International Artist magazine for the Seascapes, Rivers and Lakes Challenge, for his painting of Gull Rock (Monhegan), which was featured in International Artist #25, June/July 2002. Stan Moeller’s paintings have been featured in American Art Collector, Southwest Art and International Artist Magazine.