Approved: 16.08.2006

Sarah Moore


Approved: 16.08.2006

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and now living in Tring, Herts. 

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  • Location: Tring, South East
  • Contexts: Exhibition, Funding / Award, Project, Studio practice
  • Artforms: Painting
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Artist Statement

Born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire and now living in Tring, Herts. 

I have always been drawn to the wilder and more remote areas of landscape and sites of prehistoric importance.  Recent work has been influenced by wanderings through the woodland area of the Chiltern Hills where I now live, following the ancient trackways that criss cross this area. My work always starts by working outside in front of the subject as much as possible, en plein air. 

 Back in 2000 I began to produce a large body of work documenting ancient prehistoric sites, mostly focusing on the lesser known and remote ancient stone megaliths, circles and chambers in the British Isles.

These mysterious places have fascinated me since childhood trips to the Rollright Stones not far from where I grew up.  I used to love running round these gnarly and weather beaten rocks counting the stones and writing the results in my little notebook never getting the same number twice, and as legend has it you never can!  I like the mystery of these places,  which were so carefully planned by their builders, but are now so open to interpretation and the fact that we may never be able to truly unlock the mystery of these places.  I like to sit a while drawing and observing how these rocks have been placed to interact somehow with the surrounding landscape, I also enjoy watching peoples reaction and behaviour there too.   

Since 2003 I have also worked as a costume textile artist in the film industry responsible for the ageing and dyeing of garments, hand painted effects and screen printing on textiles.  This work has influenced my paintings which have become more textural and experimental as a result. 


CV & Education


1994 - BA (Hons) Textile Design, Manchester Metropolitan University 


1994 - 1996 freelance textile designer

1997 - 2003 freelance textile artist at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre - Stratford Upon Avon 

2003 - to present - freelance costume textile artist in the film industry 


2000 - Royal Bath and West of England Society scholarship 


1999 - The Birmingham Women's Hospital - Nineteen paintings for the maternity wards

1999 - The Royal Bolton Hospital - Four large mural paintings for a hospital corrridor 

Solo Exhibitions

1995 - South Town Gallery at Gaia - Leamington Spa 

1997 - Black Swan Arts Round Tower Gallery - Frome

1998 - The Planes Tree Surgery - Halifax

1998 - Arts Link Arts Centre - Camberley

1998 - The Apthorpe Gallery at The Radlett Arts Centre - Radlett

1999 - The Trinity Arts Centre - Tunbridge Wells 

1999 - Conoco - Warwick Technology Park 

2002 - The Royal Bath and West Show (Scholarship show)

2002 - Cox's Yard Gallery - Stratford Upon Avon 

2002 - Oswestry Heritage and Exhibition Centre 

2002 - Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery - Reading 

2002 - St Mary's Lighthouse - Tyne and Wear

2002 - The Theatre by The Lake - Keswick - Cumbria 

2003 - The Community Art Gallery - Leamington Spa

2003 - The Birmingham and Midland Institute - Birmingham 

2003 - The Rockface Climbing Centre - Birmingham 

2003 - Harding House Gallery - Lincoln 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1994 - New Designers - The Business Design Centre - London 

1996 - The Chapel of Art - Criccieth - Wales

1997 - The Wilcox Gallery - Stratford Upon Avon

1998 - 1999 Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery - Reading 

1999 - The Cottage Gallery - Huntingdon 

1999 - Woodbine Contemporary Arts

2000 - Artistic Licence, London

2000 - 2003 Jelly Leg'd Chicken Gallery - Reading 

2000 - Hartworks Gallery - Dartmouth - Devon

2000 - The Cusp Gallery - Burghley House - Stamford 

2000 - Art For Youth - The Mall Galleries - London 

2000 - The Bluebell Gallery - Newcastle 

2001 - Woodbine Contemporary Art

2001 - Art for Youth - The Mall Galleries - London

2002 - Artspace - Worcestershire 

2002 - Buckenham Galleries - Southwold 

2002 - Harborne Gallery - Birmingham 

2002 - Scissor Paper Stone - Castle Eden - County Durham 

2003 - The Pinfold Gallery - Windermere - Cumbria 

2007 - Vibrant Art - Stow on the Wold - Glos

2010 - Gallery 150 - Leamington Spa

2010 - Cooper Locke Gallery - Hither Green - London 

Open Studios

2002 - Warwickshire Arts Week Open Studios

2005 - 2008 - Kingsgate Workshops Open Studios - West Hampstead - London

Art Fairs

1996 - Bath Art Fair 

1997 - 1999 - Patchings Art Fair - Nottingham 

1999 - Kendal Art Fair - Cumbria 

1999 - The First Affordable Art Fair - represented by Woodbine Contemporary Arts 

2000 - The Second Affordable Art Fair - represented by Woodbine Contemporary Arts

2001 - The Third Affordable Art Fair - represented by Woodbine Contemporary Arts

2002 - The Affordable Art Fair - represented by Artistic License Gallery - London 

2002 - 2003  - The Battersea Art Fair - Battersea Old Town Hall - London 

2008 - The Artshed Art Fair - Ware - Herts