Moira Fraser Steele

Moira has a Masters degree in the History of Art and Design and is a graduate of the Royal College of Art.

Her career embraced the design world, culminating in her appointment as a Director of The Design Council, a post she held for more than seven years.

Design is all encompassing. It has a distinctive shape or pattern and my background in it’s world has greatly influenced my pictures.

But to turn it on it’s head - Art is the tribute that Design plays to industry. Hence the next step?


I paint nature. Simplicity is the essence of my work in water colour.

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Watercolour by Moira Fraser Steele


These too are about simplicity. The essence of bird, twig, seeds, and stone. Pattern and shape are again to the fore.

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Collage by Moira Fraser Steele

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