After training in London with various in-house design teams in the 1980’s, Morag moved to Kent where she studied fine art part time at Kent college with Jim Gunnel. Then, after moving back up to Scotland, she carried on working freelance later returning to College studying Design Illustration and Fine Art.
Since graduating Morag has had her work accepted to the R.S.W and R.S.A annual exhibitions, she has shown her work with galleries around the UK and has exhibited at Surtex New York, AAF London and New York as well as Brand licensing London, recently showing with Flying Colours Gallery at the British Art Fair in London.
Her work is published with the Scottish publisher tartan2 cv and paintings are in collections in USA, Canada, Spain, France, Australia and UK
More recently, Morag has moved into 3d work. Her sculpture are made up with scrap woods, driftwood and recycled finds. Morags inspiration for her new work comes from spending 20 years of sailing around the western isles with her husband, exploring little hideaways, finding perfect anchorages, eating at those out of the way little gems.
After a spell of very bad health and recuperating in Argyll taking in the sea air and walking along the beaches picking up interesting pieces of wood and flotsam, Morag was struck by the thought of turning her painting work into 3d. So she started to collect driftwood and rusty finds along the shores during her walks.
Back home on the farm estate where she lives she discovered that local joiners dumped a lot of off cut wood onto the bonfire on the farm estate each week she asked if she could use the pieces, and the local woodland group often had wood left over from various building projects such as bridges and rails and was glad to see a use for all those scrap pieces, her sisters late husband who had been a keen restorer of vintage vehicle’s had left many boxes of interesting old bits and pieces that were just sitting waiting for a new purpose. Morag started to experiment with all these components teaching herself how to use drills saws and sanding machines and just under a year ago put her first little collection into a small local gallery only 20 minutes away from home.. she had only just walked thro her front door when she received a call saying nearly all her work had sold and she made another dash in with another collection..!!! which again had nearly all sold within a few days..since then her work has gone from strength to strength in just 10 months she now has 15 outlets around Scotland and England .
Morag works full time from her little studio up in the hills on the edge of the national park and says she is loving the new direction that her work has taken her… she loves the freedom of finding new ways of interpreting her little scenes in 3d and the fact that she has the freedom to keep exploring new ideas.