Morag Muir was born in Glasgow in 1960. She studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 1978-83 under the likes of Alberto Morocco, Peter Collins and Dave McClure, winning the John Milne Purvis Prize and the Major Travelling Scholarship. She has taught at Duncan of Jordanstone, the Seagate Gallery/Printmakers Workshop, Dundee Contemporary Arts and throughout Fife. More recently she has concentrated soley on her own painting career.
Her new acrylic on board paintings have been painted in her kitchen, which seems entirely appropriate as she takes inspiration from domestic interiors, family memorabilia, photographs, flowers and bric a brac. The luxurious veils of colour, flat planes and ambiguous space create something magical from everyday items.