Moore was born in Birmingham, Alabama (1950) and grew up there, on Enon Ridge, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement of the nineteen-sixties. Participating in an educational transfer programme in the late sixties she left Birmingham to finish high school in Port Washington, New York. After graduation she went on to Pratt Institute to study Fashion Design. She, however, left Pratt the following year "with a friend and a back-pack to explore Europe for an undetermined length of time". Years later, having settled into life in the Netherlands, she completed the painting and drawing curriculum at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam (renamed the Willem de Kooning Academy in 1998).

In her photographic works she often juxtaposes rediscovered family and archival images to her own photographs, a combination she describes as "effective in moving the viewer into the realm of timelessness", and enjoys using classic photographic and printing techniques. Whether painting, drawing or using a camera, Moore strives to create a sense of intimacy, reflect collective memory and experience, and to be an impetus for historical awareness. Some of the recurring themes in her work are: Ruins, Loss, Gardens, Memory, Growth and Renewal; all great metaphors for the experience of life.