Born in Leeds and a Lincolnshire resident since 1989, Moira studied at De Montfort University and the Open College of the Arts and was awarded a first class honours degree in Creative Arts Buckingham University. Her practice straddles the boundary between fine art and craft, exploring ideas through making.
An artist whose working methods include hand-made felting processes incorporating traditional and contemporary techniques, print, paint and stitch work. Wool fibres predominate, integrated with plant and cellulose fibres, to create unusual shapes and textures. Her work invites interaction and personal confrontation with life and its unexpected pathways.
She has a reputation for creating striking, fascinating and unusual fibre art, many examples of which are in private collections. Combining textile technique with a diverse range of challenging materials, her work is inspired by nature and a desire to push boundaries whilst creating an impact to promote greater understanding of human frailty.
Submitted works regularly to various competitions, exhibitions and publications – ‘SEE IT’, ‘Art of the Stitch’, Contemporary Crafts Network, ‘Felt Matters’, Harley Gallery Open, ‘OPEM’ Lincoln, Lincolnshire Artists’ Society, Nottingham Castle Museum and the Yarrow Gallery.
Published in Felt Matters Magazine in 2010 and 2015.
Influenced and inspired by seminal artists: Arman, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jenny Cowern, Olafur Eliasson, Eva Hesse, Andy Goldsworthy, Howard Hodgkin, Claudia Merx, David Nash, John Piper, Jaume Plensa, Freddie Robins, Sean Scully, Alfred Steiglitz, Richard Wentworth and Michael Brennand-Wood, but also many other artists for whom process and space are driving factors.
Inspired by the wise words of Le Corbusier. “Drawing in a sketchbook teaches first to look, and then to observe and finally perhaps to discover … and it is then that inspiration might come.”
“The future depends on what you do today”, inciteful words of Mahatma Gandi.
“I am the captain of my soul” the last line from Invictus, by William Earnest Henley