Mhairi McGregor

Artist Biography

Mhairi McGregor was born in Paisley in 1971. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1993. Throughout her career, McGregor has travelled extensively, painted and exhibited in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA, as well as finding constant inspiration in her native Scotland.  Collections include the Royal Scottish Academy, Fleming Holdings and Aberdeen University.

Painting Style

Mhairi McGregor has gained acclaim for her highly abstracted, contemporary Colourist landscape paintings. The artist travels the world capturing breathtaking views with her paintbrush en plein air. As a young artist McGregor's root inspirations originated from textiles (practiced and taught by her mother at Glasgow University) and the work of French-Russian painter Nicolas de Stael. 

Bright and vibrant, McGregor's landscapes are layered with complexity and depth. Every patch of oil is deliberately placed and deeply considered; the resulting product is trademark McGregor - effervescent, accomplished, and outright beautiful to take in.

Exhibiting History

Recent exhibition: 'Radiant Light' 8 May 2019 - 25 May 2019

For her latest solo exhibition, McGregor converts two years of travel, watercolour sketches, and memory into stunning oil landscapes. Choosing Italy as the primary anchor, McGregor studied cathedrals, hidden groves and sacred sites throughout Rome, Venice, and Florence, along with many destinations in between. McGregor's new show is a wondrous display of colour, mastery of perspective, and beautifully balanced composition.

Open at Thompson's Gallery London from 8th May to 25th May 2019. Contact the gallery for more information.

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London

Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

Royal Scottish Society of Painters in

Solo Exhibitions:

Roger Billcliffe Fine Art, Glasgow

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol

Morningside Gallery, Edinburgh

Red Rag Gallery, Stow-on- the-Wold

Watercolour, Edinburgh

Royal Glasgow Institute

The Mall Galleries, London

Thompson's Gallery, London

Albany Gallery, Cardiff

The Lost Gallery, Strathdon

Gallery Q, Dundee

Lemon Street Gallery, Truro

White Space Art, Totnes

Falle Fine Art, Jersey

Bircham Gallery, Holt

Jerram Gallery, Sherbourne

Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide

Green Gallery, Munich,

Corte Real, Algarve

House For An Art Lover, Glasgow 2016

Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, 1996, 1998, 2003,

Edgar Modern Fine Art, Bath, 2007, 2009, 2011

Ruth Davidson Memorial Exhibition, Aberdeen, 2000

The Green Gallery, Stirlingshire, 1993, 1995, 1997

2005, 2007, 2010, 2014

Glasgow Art Club, 2001

Rab Ha's, Glasgow, 1994

Christie's, Glasgow, 1993

Selected Awards:

Royal Scottish Academy - John Kinross Scholarship

Christie's Bursary - Third Year Studies

Glasgow School of Art - Landscape Drawing Prize

RSW Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award

The Laing Art Prize – Regional Winner

Paisley Art Institute - Art Hire :The Artists' Frameshop

RSW Betty Davies Award,

Glasgow Art Club Fellowship

Mary Armour Award

Paisley Art Institute Prize Award

The Aspect Prize (shortlisted)

The Alastair Salvesen Scholarship (shortlisted twice)

Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Award (shortlisted)

W Gordon Smith Award (finalist)

House For An Art Lover Award