le dejeuner

Le Dejeuner sur l’Herbe – after Manet

Sally’s paintings are intriguing, there is a drama being enacted, a story unfolding.Sometimes the stage set is a domestic one, or an everyday scene, a seemingly familiar and therefore reassuring picture. We are drawn in as eager observers, only to realise that we have become participants in the story.

Her work displays an interest in, and a deep knowledge of, three visual art traditions, the Narrative, the Surreal and the Symbolic, marrying all together through her use of highly personal imagery. Her paintings are painstakingly crafted, taking months to produce one glowingly detailed art work. The paintings are icons of magical realism, the known with the mysterious. In making art she is making sense of the world and we, in viewing the work become part of that process, part of the drama.

Keith Bayliss Visual Artist 2013

“Each painting is a mini psychological drama, often absurd, sometimes surreal and invariably humorous. I hope that my paintings may both unsettle and amuse the viewer.” Sally Moore 2014

In 2013 film-maker Mark Latimer set up a collaborative project with Sally to make a documentary film about her work. “The Domestic Surrealist” explores Sally’s thought processes and practice giving insight into her complex paintings.




1986-87  M.A. Fine Art, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1981-84  Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University

1980-81  Foundation Studies, South Glamorgan Institute, Cardiff


2005     Welsh Artist of the Year

1996     First-prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

1994     Second-prize, National Eisteddfod Competition of Wales

1993     Second-prize, 10th Anniversary Exhibition, St. David’s Hall,Cardiff

1992     Abbey Memorial Scholarship [to study at the British School in Rome]

1988     Free studio residency at Delfina Studios Trust for two years

1988     Lucy Morrison Memorial Prize, Royal overseas league, London

1988     Second –prize, Mid Art ’88, Dudley Art Gallery, Birmingham

1987     Emma Jessie Phipps Award, City of Birmingham Polytechnic

1986     Welsh Arts council Grant

1983     art research travel scholarship, Somerville college, Oxford


National Museum of Wales

National library of Wales

Newport Museum and Art Gallery

Contemporary Art Society for Wales

Works in collections continued

Sunderland Art Gallery

South East Wales Art Association

St John’s College, Oxford

Private collections worldwide


2013      St David’s Cathedral, West Wales, Festival artist

2013, 2011, 2010. 2007, 2005, 2003, 2000, 1997, 1995       Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

1991     Long and Ryle Art International, London

1988     The Bridge Gallery, Polytechnic of Wales, Pontypridd

1986     The Viriamu Jones Gallery, University College Cardiff

1983     Somerville College, Oxford


2016    The Columbia Threadneedle Prize , Mall Galleries, London

2014    BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London

2012     Small paintings Exhibition, Oriel Tegryn [Martin Tinney], North Wales

2012     The Affordable Art Fair, Martin Tinney, Battersea, London

2010     Four Women Artists, Oriel Tegryn, North Wales

2010     ‘St Paul’s in the 21st Century’, St Paul’s Catherdral, London

2009     ‘Paintings with [Welsh] People in’ Martin Tinney Gallery,Cardiff

2009     Wales Portrait Award’ Travelling exhibition

2005     ‘Kew’, Kew Gardens, London

2003      Two person show, Leslie and Sally Moore, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff

2003     ‘Celebrate’, Oriel Davies Gallery

2001     ‘Summer Exhibition 2001’, The Royal Academy, London

2000     ‘Summer Exhibition 2000’, The Royal Academy, London

1998     ‘Animal Tales and Pet Confessions’,Leicester City Gallery

1997     ‘Welsh Painters Talking’, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

1996     ‘Discerning Eye Prize Winner’s Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

1995     ‘Lineart ‘95’, Ghent, Belgium [with MartinTinney Gallery]

1994 – 2012, ‘Art ’94 – 2012’,Business Design Centre, London  [with Martin Tinney Gallery]

1993     ‘Summer Group Show’ Bruton Street Gallery

1993    ‘Mostra ‘93’, British School, Rome, Italy

1992     Group Show , Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

1992     ‘Heads’, Lamont Gallery, London

1992     Competion Exhibition, Royal Overseas League, London

1992     Group Show, Frost and Reed, London

1992     ‘Summer Group Show’, Bruton Street Gallery, London

1992     ‘The Group Show’, Wales/Philadelphia Visual Art, Philadelphia

1991     ‘Three Women Artists’, Vera Grodzinski Modern and Contemporary Art,  London

1991     The Welsh Group, Glyn Vivian Gallery, Swansea

1990     The London Group Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London

1990     Group Show, The Thumb Gallery, London

1990     ‘New British Painting’, Long and Ryle Art International, London

1989     ‘Christie’s New Contemporaries’, Royal College of Art, London

1989     ‘Inner Language’, [travelling exhibition] Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

1988     ‘Delfina Studios Inaugural Exhibition’, Delfina Studios, London

1988     Competition exhibition, Royal Overseas League, London

1988     Mid Art ’88, Dudley Art Gallery, Birmingham

1988     ‘Canterbury Tales’ exhibition [commission], Chaucer Heritage Centre, Canterbury

1986     ‘Direct Contact’, Stuttgart/Cardiff Exchange, Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart and Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

1984     ‘Young Cardiff Artists’, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

1983     Cardiff University Centenary Exhibition, Cardiff University