McGregor, Mhairi P

Elected to RSW 1999

Artists Statement

The main direction of my work is to sketch from life and develop those initial paintings into more abstract works. I never want to lose sight completely of what it was that inspired me paint a particular scene. I love colour, especially layers of colour on top of one another, which gives both a depth of paint and sometimes a glimpse of what was there before.


Mhairi McGregor was born in Paisley in 1971. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art with B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art in 1993. Throughout her career, McGregor has traveled extensively, painted and exhibited in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA, as well as finding constant inspiration in her native Scotland.


Royal Scottish Academy - John Kinross Scholarship
RSW Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship
Mary Armour Award
Paisley Art Institute - Art Hire: The Artists Frame Shop Award

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions, Roger Billcliffe Gallery 1996, 1998, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010
Edgar Modern, Bath, Solo Exhibitions 2007, 2009, 2011
Group Shows RSA Edinburgh
Group Shows RSW
Group Shows PAI
Group Shows, The Lost Gallery, Strathdon
Group Shows, Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh
Group Shows, Thompson's Gallery, London
Group Shows, Albany Gallery, Cardiff
Group Shows, Jerram Gallery, Sherbourne

Public Collections

Royal Scottish Academy
Fleming Holdings
John Rae Collection
Abberdeen University

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