about sandra moore

Sandra Moore has been working as an artist and illustrator since completing her degree in Fine Art at St Martin’s College, Lancaster in 2007. Prior to her degree course she spent a year studying Textile and Surface Design at the University of Bolton. Her images are noted for their attention to detail and this website showcases some of her work.

Starting out as a self-taught artist Sandra has been accepting commissions for her work since her teens. She initially worked as an artist for a small cottage industry then went on to work as a supervisor for an art and craft based Government scheme. She worked for several years as a photographer and then helped run a small public relations and marketing company until deciding to return to developing her painting and drawing.

Sandra now works as an artist and illustrator from her home studio situated in the picturesque village of Borwick in North Lancashire, she exhibits her work regularly, accepts commissions and reproduces her work as prints and on greeting cards. She is inspired by a love of drawing, the process of mark making and seeing shape, form and texture appear – a visual sensitivity. She uses various mediums including gouache, watercolour, pencil crayon and pen & ink.

 

“Insight is accompanied by a sense of surprise. What has been closed is suddenly disclosed. It entails genuine perception, seeing anew. He who thinks that we can see the same object twice has never seen.”

Heschel (1907-1972)

The Society of Graphic Fine Art

The Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA), formerly known as The Drawing Society, was founded in 1919 when students and teachers in the etching class at the London Central School of Arts formed a breakaway group to establish a society that would ‘uphold and maintain the interests of all those forms of art that do not use colour as a form of expression’; which was another way of saying that drawing counts and, in one form or another, always will. The Society of Graphic Fine Art as it is now known encourages the use of colour and non-figurative art in addition to black and white work and traditional drawing skills. The main criterion of membership, regardless of media discipline, is drawing excellence.

Sandra was elected as an associate member of The Society of Graphic Fine Art in October 2013 and promoted to a full member in November 2016 joining a select group of around 120 professional illustrators, painters and printmakers recognized for their high level of ability in drawing.