Graduated Gray's School of Art, where she studied Drawing and Painting. She taught for a number of years in Aberdeenshire, then moved to Edinburgh. She now lives on the island of Mull where she finds endless variety of landscape in ever changing moods. She also has an affinity with flowers and has the ability to convey their essence in paint. She is equally proficient in oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels.
In 1979 she was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours and her paintings are always a highlight of their annual exhibitions in Edinburgh.
Moira exhibits widely and has work in many collections.
Laing, James Garden RSW (Scottish) 1852 - 1915
Born Aberdeen and trained as an architect. He practised for many years before settling in Glasgow to work as an artist. Like many Scottish artists of his generation, he was influenced by the Dutch 19th century school and his coastal and marine watercolours reveal a debt to Maris, Weissenbruch and Roelofs in their 'wet' technique and restrained colours. He painted Scottish fishing villages, Dutch coastal scenes and canals, market-places and church interiors. He worked largely in watercolour. Died Glasgow.
Eyre, William (English) 1891 - 1979
William Eyre (1891-1979) was a landscape painter of extraordinary talent who exhibited at the Croydon Art Society for the best part of twenty years, with the likes of HeskethHubbard, PRBA, ROI, FSA, Jack Merriott, RI, William Watkins, RI, William Fryer and Cicely Mary Barker.
In 1971, Eyre moved to North Wales where he remained for the rest of his life, however he still regularly contributed to the Croydon Art Society’s exhibitions, although he no longer put his works up for sale. His works record the myriad of places that he visited, not only in England but on the Continent, and cover all seasons, but it was the sublime landscapes of Northern Wales that proved to be his final and most haunting inspiration; he died there in 1979.
Eyre’s works show considerable skill in the handling of both oil and watercolour, two very different mediums, and his landscapes have even been likened to Whistler. His confidence, sense of drama and simplicity of technique has also drawn comparisons with Cotman and there is a clear link to be made with the work of Edward Seago.