After graduating from Edinburgh University, Muriel worked in London in Jaques O’Hana’s Gallery (now long gone) in Mayfair before returning to Glasgow. From 1989 to 2002, while teaching history and raising three sons, she studied Drawing and Painting at Glasgow School of Art and History of Fine Art at the Open University. Encouraged by awards from Paisley Art Institute, Glasgow Society of Women Artists and the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, Muriel left teaching in 2001 to become a full time painter. Since then Muriel has been in great demand for solo exhibitions North and South of the border.
Her work is to be found in the collections of of Ernie Els, Sir Arnold Clark, Lord Harris, Sultan of Brunei, Alex McLeish, Sir Jack Harvey, H.B.O.S., Biggart Baillie and Arisaig Partners
John Green Fine Art Award at the PAI. 1999.
Glasgow Art Club Fellowship awarded at RGI. 1999.
Glasgow Society of Women Artists’ Special Award 2000
Mabel Mackinlay Award, RGI. 2001