Mhairi McGregor RSW was born in 1971. She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1989 - 1993, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She has exhibited very widely in Scotland, England, Australia and in the Toronto International Art Fair in Canada.
While at Art School she received a number of awards including a Christie’s Bursary for 3rd-Year Studies, Glasgow School of Art Landscape Drawing Prize and a John Kinross Scholarship - 3 months working in Florence, Italy.
In 1997 she was short-listed as one of four for the Alastair Salvesen Scholarship and she was awarded the Under 25 Regional Winner of the Laing Art Competition.
In 1998 she was short-listed for the Gilchrist-Fisher Memorial Award. She took part in a Scottish Television interview for The Home Show programme.
In 1999 she was short-listed for the Alastair Salvesen Scholarship. She was awarded the Ruth Davidson Memorial Award - 3 months working in the South of France. She was elected Member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
In 2000 she was awarded Glasgow Art Club Fellowship and spent two months painting in Australia.
In 2001 she was awarded the Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award and the Paisley Art Institute Prize.
Throughout her artistic career McGregor has travelled extensively and painted in Europe, Australia, New Mexico, as well as finding constant inspiration in her native Scotland.
McGregor’s distinctive paintings combine a wonderful eye for colour with the depth and power she generates from her strong, block like application of paint.
Royal Scottish Academy