Moira Purver

Moira is a figurative sculptor and works largely from life to capture the essence of the warmth and vitality and movement in the human form.  Although a large part of her work involves portraying the softness of the female form, she has also completed several male sculptures using stronger muscle tone and texture.  She received an award for her sculpture “Male Torso” at the Society of Women Artists exhibition in 2010 and her life-size “Self-Contained Man” was part of the Royal West of England Academy open exhibition in 2014 and she was thrilled to work with the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain to create a sculpture for an award celebrating and commemorating the life of its founder and director Jill Tookey CBE.

In 2017 Moira was commissioned to create a sculpture to help highlight the results of the WOMAN Trial.  The study showed that a low-cost widely available drug could save the lives of thousands of women a year during childbirth. This year she has been commissioned to do a life-size sculpture for Swanage of Trevor Chadwick, the man whose story is the inspiration was the man on the ground in Prague helping to bring 669 Jewish children back to the UK in 1938/9.

Moira was elected as an Associate of the Society of Women Artists (ASWA) in May 2011, and awarded Full Membership (SWA) in May 2014

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Salamander

Salamander

Day Dreaming

Day Dreaming

Sometimes I Sits and Thinks

Sometimes I Sits and Thinks


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