Moira Laidlaw

Artist Statement


For me portraiture is an enormous exciting challenge, demanding not only accurate observation, figure knowledge and artistic presentation, but a necessary amount of empathy to render exactly what you want to express.

I prefer working from life for accuracy and colour; while also trying to include the psychological state of the sitter.

Trained at the National Gallery Art School (Melbourne), with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (including fine arts major from Sydney University).

I have illustrated several books for McMillans Publishers; attained a Graduate Diploma of Education and won several awards for portraiture.