Morag was born in Glasgow in 1960, and studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, graduating in 1982. She went on to do a post-graduate year, winning the John Milne Purvis Prize and the Major Travelling Scholarship, which financed further study in Italy. Morag was one of the last of a generation of students to be taught by the legendary Alberto Morocco, giving her the foundation that allows her now to give rein to her vivid view of the world; it's pleasures, it's colours and it's objects.
Morag's paintings are brilliantly illuminated things - vibrant colours reflect off an array of objects and flowers in her wonderful style, mixing still life and interiors, often featuring the stained glass window in her studio in the background. Often a narrative emerges between the figurines and objects used (surrounded by collected, gifted and passed possessions, of personal significance, Morag says she embarks on a piece with no particular idea in mind, and allows the pwork to take form throughout the process - each painting a journey), and her paintings allow space for the viewer to slip into a contemplative mode.