Moira Purver

Moira is a figurative sculptor with a studio in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset.  She works largely from life to capture the essential vitality and warmth of the figure whether the pose is restful or dynamic.  Moira’s focus is studying the surfaces and movement in the human form but whether sculpting or humans her aim is sculpture that radiates a feeling of living energy.  A large part of her work portrays the softness of the female form, but also includes male sculptures with stronger muscle tone and textures.  Her life size “Self-Contained Man” was included in the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibition in 2014.


Moira exhibits annually with the Society of Women Artists (SWA) at the Mall Galleries, where she has also exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, Art Liberating Lives and the David Shepherd Wild Life Artist of the Year.   Moira has exhibited in galleries in London, Dorset, Berkshire, Hampshire and Devon and taken part in outdoor sculpture exhibitions including Hidcote Gardens, RHS Wisley, Beaulieu, The Savill Garden and Harold Hillier Gardens.  She is a trustee of the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival and opens her studio every year as part of the Festival.

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