Moira Huntly studied at Harrow School of Art and Hornsey College of Art gaining a London University degree in Art Teaching. She is the current and first ever woman President of the Pastel Society UK and a Governor of the Federation of British Artists.
A teacher and writer on many subjects relating to the practice of drawing and painting, she is also a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and was elected to the RWA in 1995.
Moira exhibits widely in the UK and abroad, and has shown work in the Mystic Maritime Museum Connecticut, Crossgate Gallery, Kentucky, Societe des Pastellistes de France, Mercer Art Gallery Harrogate, Southampton City Art Gallery, and has regular solo exhibitions at the Alresford Gallery in Hampshire. She has won many awards including the first prize in the Laing National Painting Competition in 1986 and been a finalist three times in the Hunting Group Competition. Commissions and collections include Alcoa International, British Telecom, Consumers Association, Clwyd CC, Hampshire CC, Laing plc, National Museum of Wales, Nuclear Electric, Whitbread plc.
Moira is interested in marine subjects, buildings and industrial landscapes as well as figures and still life, and uses a variety of media including mixed media. She tries to keep a balance between realism and the abstract qualities she distils from the subject. Early influences have been Utrillo, Cezanne, Braque and John Minton.