Sarah Jane Moon


Sarah Jane Moon is a painter who specialises in portraiture and figurative painting. Her work explores identity, sexuality and gender presentation as well as interrogating formal painterly concerns.

She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, New English Art Club and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery among others. In 2015 she was awarded the Arts Charitable Trust Award and in 2013 the Bulldog Bursary for Portraiture.

In 2019, Moon will be exhibiting in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery London and at the Mall Galleries with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters as well as staging two solo shows - one in March / April at Heatherley's in Chelsea and the other in November at the Department Store, Brixton.

Moon features in the documentary film ‘She Is Juiced’ (directed by Lois Norman) which premiered in 2017 at the Tate Britain. She has also been included in the Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of notable LGBT people and is a regular supporter of Stonewall UK, Terrence Higgins Trust, Pride in London and Art for Youth.

Originally from New Zealand, Moon 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 teaches regularly at Heatherley's and occasionally at the Mall Galleries, the Art Academy and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as running specialist classes abroad.

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Photo Credit: Alison Romanczuk