Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA RWA

Biographical Details:

Born in Motherwell Scotland 1932
Studied in London at Harrow School of Art and Hornsey College of Art. 
Holds a London University degree in Art Teaching

Past President of The Pastel Society
A Royal West of England Academician
Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists
Past Governor of the Federation of British Artists

Personal Statement:

Since my student days I have believed in gaining knowledge from direct observation. Drawing is very important to me and through accuracy in drawing I try to explore shape and form and discover in a subject its potential for a painting.

I paint in a variety of media including mixed media depending on specific exhibition requirements. I regard the composition and content of a painting as more important than the medium, but sometimes I instinctively choose a particular sketch to work from because I visualise it in a certain medium. I can’t explain why this is so.

Marine and industrial subjects, buildings in the landscape, figures and still life appeal to me, but whatever the subject, I am searching for its abstract qualities. In my paintings I try to keep a balance between realism and abstract patterns full of strong rhythms and invention, distilled from my drawings. I see the world as a kaleidoscope of broken lines, shapes and colour masses, sometimes fragmented into jewels of colour. These are the qualities I seek in my work and am continually striving to achieve.

After many years I am still searching for new ideas and ways to express them. I am never satisfied with what I have done and am always thinking and hoping that the next painting is going to be the best.  

Awards:

Has received many prestigious awards, and exhibited extensively in both solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Europe and North America.I am happiest when working in my studio where I can study the object in front of me in a controlled situation. It’s like making a jigsaw puzzle where every object produces spaces and shadows which fit together to make a cohesive, interesting painting.

Commissions and Collections:

Alcoa International Inc.  British Telecom,  Clwyd CC,  CWS Ltd,   Hampshire CC,  Consumers Association,  Laing plc,  Newsweek International,  National Museum of Wales,  Nuclear Electric,   Proctor & Gamble, Royal Bank of Scotland, Royal Caribbean Line, Whitbread plc. etc.

Publications:

Moira is the author of several books on drawing and painting
Publishers:      A & C Black London  UK  
                       Bauverlag  Berlin  Germany  
                       Vigot  Paris  France     
                       David & Charles  Newton Abbot  UK
                       Harper Collins  London  UK     
                       North Light  Cincinnati  USA
                       F&W Publications Cincinnati  USA

‘Sketchbook Secrets’ is her latest book, published by David & Charles
in the UK and F&W Publications Cincinnati in North America.

Contact Details:

Website: www.moirahuntly.com

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A three year diploma course in Graphic Design at High Wycombe College of Art led to a career in design and illustration. Since 1988 I have been able to paint on a full-time basis, initially using pastel.
I now also paint in acrylic, oils or mixed -media including collage and subjects include landscape, townscapes, coastal scenes and forests.
I exhibit work mainly in London and the south and my work has been selected for the following group exhibitions.

Group Exhibitions:

Society of Botanical Artists
RA Summer Exhibition
Pastel Society
Society of Women Artists
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal West of England Academy
New English Art Club.

I am a member of the Society of Women Artists and the Pastel Society, showing work at the Mall Galleries each year.

Articles published:
The Artist magazine 1996.

Muse Magazine 2009, 

Leisure Painter 2010, 

Pastel Journal (America) 2010,

The Artist magazine in January 2012 ,

Pratique des Arts magazine July 2012.  

Artists & Illustrators magazine 2014.

Website: www.sgart.co.uk 

 

 

     


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