Biography/ CV


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“The winning entry was chosen for its drama and powerful capturing of not only the landscape but also of how the light can shape that landscape. The work revels in the scale of the subject and plays with the concept of landscape through its square format. It is immersive: the viewer is seduced to come ever closer to the work, much as we are when the landscape is before us”

Sussex Life/ Paint Out, Landscape Painting of the Year, 2016


David exhibits contemporary landscapes mainly across the South of England and London with international collectors in Europe, China, Australia and New York.

Born in London Hammersmith, to an English mother and Scottish father he lived in Chelsea until the age of five before moving to Sussex.  Living beside a forest and regular family visits to Scotland sparked a love of the space found in natural landscapes.

After graduating with a BA Hons, he exhibited sculptures and drawings in solo shows and later worked on the large scale works of sculptors, Anish Kapoor and Anslem Kiefer.  He trained then taught as a lecturer before becoming a Studio Fine Art Painter.  The industry arts projects and correspondence with Richard Deacon, Turner prize winner sculptor, developed his fascination of the poetry of form, space, shape and surface found in sculpture. This is reflected in his ideas of process, space and composition in painting.

David was invited as a Painter to the ‘ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2017’, Mall Galleries London, SW1 and was selected for the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2016′, Mall Galleries SW1, has exhibited at the ‘Discerning Eye Exhibition 2015’ and reached final judging of the Lynn Painter-Stainers in 2015.  He has been pre-selected for the RBA Open, Mall Galleries, London SW1 2016.

He has donated to the ‘South Downs Trust’ Auction, Goodwood and to the ‘Big Heart Auction’ at the Brighton Dome. He has been featured in Saatchi ‘Art artists to look at – Invest in Art, 2015, Saatchi Featured Artist, 2016 and ‘Saatchi Art’s ‘Artist of the Day’, 2016.

In 2016, he won Sussex Life & Paint Out, ‘Landscape Painter of the Year’.


Painting outside gives a freedom allowing even a small painting to have a large sense of space.  An ‘en pleinair’ landscape is a live record and an intuitive way of painting, which helps to bring the viewer in closer to the painting and its surface by the use of a first-person narrative.  What is being felt or thought about and outside the scene when the painting happens becomes subtly stored within, in ways that go beyond any initial intentions of composition or colour.

The live, quick outcome of an en pleinair allows the painting to be readily open to interpretation and then re-interpretation from viewers.  Revisiting a painting to locations accumulates further abstractions and rhythms to he surface as a number of different days’ durations are recorded or interpreted.

In the studio, further paint and glaze layering occurs in stages destruction and creation leading to new surfaces and new colour harmony.  The colours are an on-going evolving process, which are in part formed by the use of memory, and in part from the use of subsequent new discoveries made afterwards in the studio.  When developing the paintings this way, elements of the original on-site marks are left visible alike an excavation below the surface.

The rapid response of quickly applied brush marks, layered textures and patterned rhythms capture moments in time.  Some of the composition is left unpainted and abstracted.  First visit marks painted at the initial event are left visible on the surface. The viewer’s eye can travel in and out, from up close on the surface back to viewing the whole painting.

The painting narratives are representational of the transience of life and peoples’ connection with nature.  Regularly painting outside and revisiting locations helps with fluency and brings immediacy and a little coolness to the painting processes.  At the same time, wrestling with a live location warms things up causing a struggle with how to find a way around.

Exhibitions/ Prizes/ Projects/ Residencies/ Commissions/ Publications

South Downs National Trust Auction October 2019

Cameron Contemporary Art Autumn Exhibition, September 2019

Cameron Contemporary Art Festival Exhibition, April – July 2019

JP Art Exhibition, Blackheath, London SE3 03A, 1st March – 7th April 2019

NEAC Annual Exhibition Final Round, London SW1, April 2019

Battersea Art Fair, Cameron Contemporary Art, C2, March 2019

Biscuit Factory Spring Exhibition, Newcastle, 1st March – 26th May 2019

Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Winter Show, 2nd Avenue, Hove, December 2018 – January 2019

Mall Galleries online, London SW1,  August – December 2018

New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey, November – December 2018

Mall Galleries online, London SW1, April-August 2018

Nadia Waterfield, Hampshire, Autumn 2018

Gallery 57, Summer Show, Arundel, West Sussex – May-August 2018

Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Festival Show, May 2018 – June 2018, 2nd Avenue, Hove

Battersea AAF, Cameron Contemporary Gallery, London, March 2018

WAW Group Show,  Putney Wandsworth,  London, Jan. Feb. 2018

‘Making a Mark’ Art Blog review, 2017

The Discerning Eye Exhibition –  ‘Invited Artist’ by Miranda Richardson (Actor, Art Collector and Selector) Mall Galleries, London, SW1, November, 2017

Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Winter Show, Nov. 2017 – Feb. 2018, 2nd Avenue, Hove

Gallery 57, Group Show, Arundel, West Sussex, Winter,  2017/2018

Gallery 57, Group Show, Arundel, West Sussex, Autumn,  2017

‘Featured Artist’ Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery Summer Show, Hove, East Sussex, 2017

‘Landscape Painter of the Year Winner 2016’ – Sussex Life Magazine/ Paint Out, exhibition, articles and an interview, January & April 2017

Battersea AAF, Cameron Contemporary Art, London, Spring 2017

Saatchi Art – ‘Artist of the Day’, December 2016

Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Winter Show, 2016, 2nd Avenue, Hove

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize National Exhibition, 2016, Mall Galleries, London SW1

Cameron Contemporary Art Gallery, Summer Show 2016, 2nd Avenue, Hove

Phoenix Arts Association, Open Studios, May 2016

Saatchi Art, ‘New Artists Feature’, April 2016

ING/ Discerning Eye Exhibition 2015, Mall Galleries, London – selected by Stephen Doherty, Art Critic, Somerset House, London

ING/ Discerning Eye Exhibition 2015, Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey

Shortlisted for Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Open Exhibition 2015, Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Saatchi Art chief Curator features ‘Sussex Downs Sunset XXVII’, ‘Invest in Art’, October 2015

Inside Sussex, Interview with artist, 2015

Artists’ Open Houses Exhibition, Brighton, 2015

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2015 shortlist, Mall Galleries, London, SW1

Brighton May Festival Open Houses 2015

Art In Brighton, Publication

Big Heart Charity Art Auction, Brighton Dome Theatre, May 2015

A3 Exhibition, Phoenix Arts Association Gallery, Brighton Housing Trust Auction, November 2015

20 Painters Regional Exhibition, shortlist, 2014

Solo Exhibition, Horsham Art Centre, Capitol Theatre, ‘Configurations II’, Sculpture, 2001

Solo Exhibition, Horsham Art Centre, Capitol Theatre, ‘Configurations’, Sculpture, 2000

Articles/Interviews/ Reviews

Marking a Mark Blog review commentary ING Discerning Eye 2017, Mall Galleries, London SW1

‘Landscape Painter of the Year Winner 2016’ – Sussex Life Magazine/ Paint Out, exhibition, articles and an interview, January & April 2017

‘Inside Sussex’ Magazine Artist Interview, July 2016

Big Heart Art Auction, Dome 2015

Absolute Brighton,  Art Wave article as Regional Art Festival Project Manager 2005

Richard Deacon, Turner Prize Winner Sculptor –  letter correspondences 1995

Peter Dormer, Art and Design Critic – letter correspondences 1994

Arts Industry Roles

Sculptor – large Anish Kapoor, Anslem Kiefer sculptures, MDM -2006-2011

Team leader Galleries – ‘Frieze Art Fair’, Regents Park, 2006

Fund Raiser -‘Arts Council’ fund, ‘Soundwave Festival’, Cultural Services, 2007

Project Manager -‘Artwave Visual Arts Festival’, Lewes District Council,  2006 –2007

Gallery Committee member – Phoenix Arts, 2004

Reviews/ Testimonial

David’s dramatic abstracted landscapes are a masterclass in light and tone, evoking the outdoors in its all awe, wildness and romanticism” Mall Galleries, London SW1, 2018

“I loved the landscape paintings by David Scott Moore which have been selling very fast and I can well understand why!”On ‘ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2017’ exhibits – ‘Making a Mark Blog’, Katherine Tyrrell (November 2017)

“I was drawn to ‘Sussex Downs Sunset XXVII’ so much is because of the incredible way  it captures the mood and light of what is at first glance a dark day.  It actually seems to get brighter as the day gets darker.” A. Barras, University of Brighton, 2016

“We love the dramatic and intensely colourful sky!” ‘Sussex Downs Sunset Crimson I’ – Big Heart Auction Team, Brighton Dome, 2015


Manchester Metropolitan University – BA Hons Art and Design 3D/WMCT

University of Brighton – PGCE in Post Compulsory Education (FT)

Art and Design Lecturing

Lecturer, Collyer’s Sixth Form – A Level Critical Studies & Art and Design

Lecturer, Sussex Downs College & EVOC,  Art National Diploma/ Foundation in Art Studies

Lecturer, Varndean College – Landscape Painting

Sculpture Tutor, Sussex Downs College

Lecturer, Sussex Downs College, Lewes- A AS level- Art and 3D, Fine Art

Collections of Painting beyond the UK

Private Collection, New York

Private Collection, South of France

Private Collection, Tenerife

Private Collection, Portugal

Private collection, China

Private collection, Sydney,  Australia









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