South Wales artist Sally Moore is supporting City Hospice’s 11th Annual Art Auction this November and we are honoured to have local artists across the country donate and help us raise funds.
Born in Barry, Sally Moore is a figurative painter. She trained at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, and subsequently won a scholarship to study at the British School in Rome. Sally has been exhibiting at the Martin Tinney Gallery for the last thirty years.
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 Welsh Artist of the Year.
We asked Sally about her work:“In each of my paintings, I attempt to recreate a mini psychological drama. I wish to depict a mood or a state of mind. The ideas come from my personal experiences and also from dreams. My paintings have been described as an example of magic realism where the imagined and the real exist side by side. My hope is that the works may both amuse and unsettle.
The painting I am donating is called Footloose. It deals with the themes of escape, uncertainty and freedom. I am supporting City Hospice because I have lost three close friends to cancer in recent years and I am aware of how essential the hospice movement is. It provides fantastic care to enable those at the end of their lives to feel as comfortable and safe as possible.”
Corporate Partnerships Manager, Nicky Piper, said: “Thank you so much to Sally for supporting our Charity Art Auction. Last year’s painting raised over £2,000, which was doubled by The Hodge Foundation. Sally is rightly considered one of the country’s leading artists and we feel honoured to have her support along with every artist that generously donates”.