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Artists > Moira Huntly PPPS RWA,RI,RSMA

Born in Motherwell, Scotland, Moira spent her early childhood in Northern Spain until the outbreak of the Civil War, when she and her family became refugees. They eventually settled in Cheshire, only to be blitzed during the Second World War, later moving to London. Moira is a former Governor of the Federation of British Artists and a Past President of the Pastel Society. She lives in the Cotswolds and her studio is near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Studied:                    Harrow School of Art          1948 - 1953

                                   Hornsey College of Art        1953 - 1954

Memberships:         Past President of the Pastel Society

                                   Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours

                                   Royal Society of Marine Artists

                                   Royal West of England Academy

Awards:                    Hunting Group Competition Finalist. 1981.83 & 85

                                   Winsor & Newton Award for best group of paintings RI Exhibition

                                   Winner Laing National Painting Competition 1986


Commissions & Collections:    

                                 Alcoa international Inc. British Telecom, CWS Ltd.

                                 Hampshire County Council, Laing plc, London Contemporary Art,

                                Newsweek International, National Museum of Wales, Nuclear Electric

                                Proctor & Gamble, Royal Caribbean Line, Royal Bank of Scotland,

                                Whitbread plc, etc.

Moira exhibits widely in the UK, Europe and North America, and contributes to art magazines. She is the author of several books on painting and drawing.


                               A & C Black, London, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, UK,

                               Bauverlag, Germany, Harper Collins, London, 

                               North Light, Cincinnati, USA,  Vigot, Paris.


                               Acrylics Masterclass         

                               Harper Collins, London  

                               Mastering Watercolour        Batsford, London

                               Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques, Quarto                             


‘Draw Still Life’
‘Draw Nature’
‘Draw in Brush and Ink’
‘Painting in Mixed Media’
‘Learn to Paint Gouache’
‘Learn to Paint Mixed Media’
‘Learn to Draw Boats’
‘The Artist’s Drawing Book’
‘Moira Huntly’s Sketchbook Secrets’
‘Acrylics Masterclass’ (contributor)
‘Mastering Watercolour’ (contributor)
‘Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques’ (contributor)
‘Drawing Workshop’ (contributor)
‘Painting Workshop



Artist's Statement:

Moira is interested in marine subjects, buildings and industrial landscapes, as well as figures and still life, and paints in most media including mixed media. Working in the studio from keenly observed 'on the spot' drawings, in her paintings she is searching for a balance between the figurative and abstract patterns distilled from the drawings, and her love of colour is in the tradition of the Scottish Colourists.

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