Dayan Moore’s bio:
Dayan Moore, painter, designer, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, raised in Pittsburgh, PA. A born advocate with innate passion, curiosity, and ambition, she was an environmentalist and vegetarian by age 11. Day enjoyed all outdoor and artistic activity, driving anything with a motor, and dreaming of the life on the open sea. Through her adventures, at a young age, she also developed a love of fashion and a discerning eye for detail & design, which she nurtured by immersing herself in reading, visiting museums, and learning the works of O’Keefe, Rodin, Avedon, and Rothko.
Day earned a B.F.A. from Rhode Island College. She has worked for Sotheby’s as a paint restoration artist, a sous chef for a gourmet catering company, a consultant on small business projects, and a small business owner as a vegan handbag designer. Day’s entrepreneurial work has gained national attention, earning several awards in the sustainable and social enterprise arenas, including the 2009 Eileen Fisher Business Grant Program for Women Entrepreneurs.
Day donates a percentage of every painting sold to Sea Shepherd Conservation Society who’s mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.
- 2012 Global Fellowship Program – U.S. State Dept., Costa Rica & University of Connecticut
- 2011 ReSet Social Enterprise Award
- 2011 Connecticut Green Business Award
- 2009 Eileen Fisher Women’s Business Grant Recipient
Day loves to kayak, SUP, swim, sail, surf, scuba dive, hike, bike, rock climb, read, cook, and preferably all while traveling. And, did we mention that she loves to travel?