Sally Moore was born in Barry, South Wales in 1962. She trained at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and subsequently won a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome.
From an early stage in her career Sally’s paintings made an impact, winning awards at the National Eisteddfod, and at the 1996 Discerning Eye Exhibition in London, where William Packer awarded her the critic’s prize. In 2005 she won the Welsh Artist of the Year Award.
The painstaking, detailed style of her work has necessarily meant a low output of paintings, with the result that her solo exhibitions are rare and always eagerly anticipated. Each painting is a mini psychological drama, often absurd, sometimes surreal and invariably humorous. Sally herself speaks of her hope that her paintings may both unsettle and amuse the viewer.
National Museum and Galleries of Wales; National Library of Wales; Newport Museum and Art Gallery; Contemporary Art Society, UK; Contemporary Art Society for Wales; Sunderland Art Gallery; South East Wales Art Association; St. John’s College, Oxford; Private Collections worldwide