Sarah-Jane Moon

Sarah-Jane Moon is a painter who has become known for creating bold, unusual and graphic paintings depicting contemporary characters she knows well.

She has a background in curatorial practice and arts theory and currently exhibits regularly in this country and abroad. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the New English Art Club among others. In 2015 she was awarded the Arts Charitable Trust Award and in 2013 the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture. She has also been included in the 2016 Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of notable LGBT people.

Originally from New Zealand, Sarah Jane has lived in Japan, Malaysia, Australia and UK working in education and the arts. She has qualifications in Art Theory and Curatorial Practice from Universities in NZ and Australia as well in Portrait Painting from The Heatherley School of Fine Arts in Chelsea.

Sarah Jane also currently teaches with The New School of Art in Lewes, Brighton & London and in the Open Studio at The Heatherley School of Fine Art. She paints as often as possible, working both on commissions and her own projects. She is also producing a book that will profile leading contemporary portrait painters in Britain.

Sarah-Jane brings a fresh and relevant perspective to modern portraiture and has an enthusiastic, encouraging and open approach in the studio when tutoring.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, UK
Inside Portraits Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, UK
The Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Awards
Te Koputu a te whanga a Toi, Whakatane, New Zealand 2014
The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, UK
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, UK
The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition Mall Galleries, London, UK
Motherhood (The Lots Road Group)
The Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK
The Child and Family Practice, London, UK
The Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, UK

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