Alice McMurrough’s intriguing paintings are concerned with the connectivity of experience. Ideas, observations and dreams are researched, edited and translated into visual statements. The presence of a dominant female figure is common in her work and can become emblematic of a greater purpose: as in the 'Protector' and 'Child of the Knight'. In other works her role is less defined. Often set in spiritual and timeless worlds, the paintings have a curious and bewitching air bound to transport the viewer into the inner depths of their imagination.
Alice McMurrough studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art from 1973 to 1978. McMurrough has won many awards including the IFAC Award from the Paisley Art Institute in 2018, the Bessie Scott Award from the Paisley Art Institute in 2014 and the Dalrymple Award at the inaugural Maclaurin Annual Fine Art Exhibition in 2013 amongst others. She was elected as a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute, Paisley Art Institute and Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 2013. She exhibits regularly with the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Paisley Art Institute and at galleries throughout the UK. Her works are held in private collections in the UK, Spain, Italy and the USA.