BP Portrait Award Exhibition | Sarah Jane Moon |
June 13 @ 10:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
A painting by artist Sarah Jane Moon is one of just 44 portraits selected from 2,538 entries from 84 countries for inclusion in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
With a total prize fund of £74,000, the exhibition is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. It has been referred to as the ‘portrait painting Oscars’.
Sarah Jane Moon is an award winning professional painter based in London, who exhibits and teaches regularly in the UK and abroad. Her portraiture frequently explores 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 anonymously by a panel which included writer and presenter Gaylene Gould, artist Gary Hume and author Zoé Whitley.
Moon has been gaining increasing attention this year and this success follows swiftly on from inclusion in the prestigious Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition (9th – 24th May 2019, Mall Galleries, London) where she was selected to exhibit two large portraits.
Moon is also one of few exhibitors who has been invited to teach a Painting Workshop at the NPG during the exhibition run (10th and 11th August).