Morag at Meffan

THE next exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar, which opens this Saturday, features the work of well-known Fife-based artist Morag Muir.

The exhibition features recent paintings by Morag, who is driven by the sheer joy of painting and the challenge of communicating her personal aesthetic in physical form.

Her vibrant paintings feature stained glass windows, flowers, textiles and ethnic bric-a-brac which populate curious and ambiguous spaces, creating something magical from everyday items.

Her studio paintings reflect her immediate environment, the finished works portraying layers of her personal life interwoven with references to her studio surroundings and collected memorabilia.

Morag’s Meffan exhibition brings together these ongoing personalised still-life paintings and a collection of new works inspired by recent study trips to Paris.

A number of these new paintings are directly influenced by research she undertook investigating Degas’ Dancers at the Musee d’Orsay.

Born in Glasgow in 1960, Morag 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 several awards and scholarships.

She has taught at Duncan of Jordanstone, The Seagate Gallery/Printmakers Workshop, Dundee Contemporary Arts and throughout Fife.

More recently she has concentrated solely on her own painting career. She has exhibited at numerous venues in Scotland and throughout the UK.

The exhibition runs until Saturday, April 14, admission free.