In the current issue of Art North magazine, we ran a leader article on Women & Self Portraiture. Among those artists whose works were featured in the two-page article was Sarah Jane Moon with a painting titled Self (late night studio). Moon is now one of just forty-four portrait artists selected from 2,538 entries for inclusion in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The artist is an award winning professional painter who exhibits and teaches regularly in the UK and abroad, her portraiture frequently exploring identity, sexuality and gender presentation.
Moon’s painting of Emergency Medicine Doctor, Youth Advocate, and CBBC Television Presenter, Dr Ronx Ikharia, was submitted for judging by a panel that included writer and presenter Gaylene Gould, artist Gary Hume, and author Zoé Whitley. Moon has been gaining increasing attention this year and this further success follows swiftly on from her inclusion in the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition where she was selected to exhibit two large portraits.
The BP Portrait Award Exhibition will be held at the NPG in London from Thursday 13 June until Sunday 20 October 2019. It then tours to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (13 October – 30 November 2019) and Ulster Museum, Belfast (March – June 2020). Moon is also one of the few exhibitors who has been invited to teach a Painting Workshop at the NPG during the exhibition run (10 – 11 August).
Art North in Edinburgh
Visitors to the exhibition in Edinburgh will perhaps be no strangers to Moon’s work by the time it arrives, as they may have already seen her work in the pages of Art North, if not elsewhere. The Scottish National Portrait Gallery today confirmed their order of Art North Magazine for the gallery shop there, and so the SNPG is now also one of our main stockists in Edinburgh.