1931 - 2016
Moira studied at Dundee College of Art (now Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) under Alberto Morocco and was awarded her Diploma of Fine Art in 1954.
In the 60's and 70's Moira worked as a fashion illustrator, spending a few years in Amsterdam working for C&A, then moving to London where she worked at Helen Jardine Artists Studio in Covent Garden. Her work was published in The Observer, The Daily mail, The Evening Standard and the Sunday Times. She also went on to create Capable Kate for Honey magazine, work for Woman's Own and Glamour magazine in New York and became the design correspondent for Nova Magazine.
Moving away from fashion in the 1980's, Moira continued to work for many years as an illustrator in publishing and advertising, all the while continuing to create her own artwork.
In the late 1990's she stepped away from the commercial work but continued to paint and draw for herself. Her still life studies evolved. Adopting the principles of the golden mean and developing a refined layering of subtle colours, Moira created minimal yet highly structured compositions in watercolour, pastels and oil paint. She also experimented with different printing techniques and in later years moved into collage.
Since 1983 Moira has had work exhibited at
Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions
The Royal Watercolour Society
1984 Mixed Exhibition Cadogan Galert Spring Show
1995 & '98 Solo Exhibitions at Pentagram Gallery
1996 Set of 12 Silk Screens Prints bought by Chelsea & Westminster Arts Programme
1987 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition postcard of 'Pear and Enamel Bowl' watercolour
2008 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition card and mini print of 'Enamel Jug II'
oil on board
2018 Moira MacGregor Bursary established for students of DJCAD
For a more personal account of Moira's life. please read the Eulogy from the Humanist service in 2016