Moira Huntly PPPS RI RSMA


Moira Huntly is an accomplished artist and an elected Academician of the Royal West of England Academy. She made history as the first woman President of the Pastel Society since 1898 and is a member of both the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of Marine Artists. She has also served as a Governor of the Federation of British Artists.

Huntly's work is exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London and other selected UK galleries. Her commissions include projects for Alcoa International, Clwyd County Council, Hampshire County Council, Laing plc, the National Museum of Wales, Nuclear Electric, Whitbread, Royal Caribbean Line, and CWS Ltd. She has authored numerous books and articles on drawing and painting and works from her studio in Gloucestershire.

Her subjects range from marine and industrial scenes to landscapes, figures, and still life. Huntly paints in various mediums, including mixed media, drawing from on-the-spot sketches. She balances figurative and abstract elements, influenced by the Scottish Colourists.

Drawing is essential to her process, helping her explore shape and form and discover a subject's potential. She focuses on composition and content, often choosing sketches based on how she visualises them in a specific medium. Her work combines realism with abstract patterns, strong rhythms, and inventive compositions.