Alice McMurrough CLOSEOPEN

Alice’s work is concerned with the connectivity of experience; ideas, observations and dreams are researched, edited and translated into visual statements which help her make sense of the world. She studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1978 before undertaking a Diploma in Education at St Andrews College of Education. She held various teaching posts including Acting Principal Teacher in the 1990s and marker and moderator for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, until she left the profession in 2007 to devote her time to painting and organising group painting trips in Europe.


Alice has won many awards including the James Torrance Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts in 2011, the Joe Hargan Award at the Paisley Art Institute and the Anne Stevenson Memorial Award from East Dunbartonshire Council in 2012 and in 2013 the Dalrymple Award at the inaugural MacLaurin Annual Fine Art Exhibition.


In 2013, she was elected member of the Royal Glasgow Institute, Paisley Art Institute and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour and is a Diplomat of the Paisley Art Institute, Artist Member of the Glasgow Art Club and Associate Artist Member of Hospitalfield Alumni Association. Her work is exhibited regularly with the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Paisley Art Institute, and the Glasgow Art Club and at galleries throughout the UK. Her works are held in private collections worldwide.