Moira calls her work Contemporary Nostalgia, it is an extensive collection of feel good paintings. places visited, and memories captured in Acrylics.
A self taught artist, Moira studied Art at school, and college in North Wiltshire during the 1970s, until well meaning parents encouraged her to get a "proper" job! . She worked on house portrait commissions in watercolour, whilst bringing up a young family until moving to South Wilts in 1990. After doing many varied, but none artistic jobs, She started her own business as a Mural/Stencil artist, This enticed her back to the larger style bold Acrylics on Canvas that we know today. For almost 8 years now, she has been living in a small village on the Wiltshire/Dorset Border, where she works from her garden studio she affectionately calls "Coal House Studios"
After being featured in several art related magazines she was spotted by Artist and Illustrators magazine, in 2013. She represented their Portfolio Plus page with 3 pieces of work, alongside artist of the year exhibition at the Osbourne studios, Knightsbridge. London. She was a finalist, (again with A and I magazine) for Artist of the year in November 2014, and exhibited one piece of work with them at the Mall Galleries, London, January 2015.
method of work. (in this style )...... Moira works on a black canvas, which gives an extra vibrancy to the colours. She loves to experiment with unusual formats, and unpredictable colours, also using gilding flakes and iridescent mediums, capturing the mood and atmosphere of mother nature. Built up of many layers, each work can take quite some time to complete.
ALPHONSE MUCHA A pioneer in the genre of advertising art. C.R.W. NEVINSON known for his wartime cubism work, and great use of black. BRIAN COOK, best loved for his work as a poster artist for Batsford print, which is making something of a come back at the moment. SIR ARTHUR RACKHAM, work of magical line and wash drawings, the sinister trees with faces, and also lovely fairy drawings.
To find out more about the things Moira has been involved with this year, click on the link "artist CV"