Grind Studio

Zeraph Dylan Moore

About Grind Studio and Dylan

Zeraph Dylan MooreZeraph Dylan Moore is a Maine-based mixed-media abstract artist obsessed with texture, subtle tonal shifts and brilliant color. His work incorporates acrylics, paper, inks, gold and silver leaf, enameled copper, and embroidery. Copper scrap is repurposed, shaped, cut and enameled in a kiln, then sewn to the canvas.

The canvas itself is collaged in textured and sometimes printed papers, including tissue paper custom-printed with Dylan’s digital “glitch” artworks. These digital artworks are created from photos taken of the Maine landscape, then run through processes that corrupt the image in unpredictable ways. Ink, metal leaf, and embroidery thread finish off many pieces.

The processes that Dylan uses to create these artworks, including the use of enameled copper and printed tissue paper, are unique and created by him especially for this body of work.

Above: Textured paper together with iridescent paints and powders create a painting with a complex relationship to the changing light.

In these works, Dylan explores the colors and textures of natural places, from the coastal estuaries of Maine to the red sandstone formations of Arizona to the green coastal marshes of the Mississippi delta. Dylan is well-travelled across the United States by car, bicycle, and train and has been visually inspired by many diverse ecologies and landscapes encountered there. In 2007, he worked as a wetlands rehabilitator on the Mississippi gulf coast after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina and experienced the lush and jungle-like marshes and swamps of that area, which often are referenced in his work.

Returning to Maine, he pursued a degree in ecology but left as he realized his interest in the natural world was artistic more than purely scientific. Additionally he had also begun to suffer from a severe neuro-immune metabolic illness called CFS/ME (chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis). This disease changed his life radically, resulting in a deeper investment in art, spirituality, and simply being present.

Today Dylan lives on Phillips Lake in Dedham, Maine near his hometown of Eddington. He has spent further time working on his studies with a focus on art history, where he has been inspired by the lavish botanical beauty of Art Nouveau and Rococo and the simplicity of the abstract expressionists mixed with a dose of the lyrical playfulness of automatist surrealism.

Artist photo by Lucid Grafx Photography

Contact Grind Studio

If you have questions, comments, or want to inquire about a painting, please contact me.

Grind Studio
Zeraph Dylan Moore
(707) 893-7274

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Around the Web

Living Deeply in Tiny Rooms — Modspoke
How Chronic Illness Has Helped Me Find Myself — The Mighty

Directory Listings

#Bedfest ME/CFS Artist Network
Maine Gallery Guide Directory
Maine Arts Commission Directory


I now offer a monthly payment option on artwork priced over $50! This is an option I’ve decided to offer because it’s important to me to make my artwork available to people of all budgets.

I’ve had many people reach out and say that they would like a painting, but they haven’t found a time when they’re able to put aside all the money at once. I totally understand, and I would love to make it easier!

Payments are a way I can make owning art more possible for everyone, and I’m excited to offer this option.

How to set up financing with monthly payments

If you’re interested, just send an email to, or message me on my Facebook page or Instagram letting me know you’d like to set up monthly payments on the painting of your choice.

Monthly payments are handled as a PayPal subscription. Once details are finalized, I will send you an email with a link to sign up for monthly payments. Your financial information is handled 100% securely by PayPal; I don’t see or store your credit or debit card information.

If you can pay a certain amount per month, please let me know. I’d love to make the process comfortable and affordable for you.

Otherwise, standard terms are 20% of the total purchase price (including shipping, if applicable) plus a $1 processing fee each month.

To set up financing with monthly payments, send me an email at or message me on my Facebook page or send me a DM at my Instagram.