Melbourne born and based botanical, scientific and natural history artist, illustrator and teacher Mali Moir produces stunning images of insects, flowers, animals and fish from the waters of the deep. She believes ‘artists make science visible’. Combining botanical and horticultural knowledge with her artistic skills, the artist has contributed pen-and-ink drawings to scientific publications Mulleria (1994), Flora of Victoria (1994–99) and Flora of Australia (2002), among others.
Drawing has been integral to Mali Moir‘s life and experiences since 1993 when she first began her career as a botanical artist and today she exhibits widely in Australia and internationally. She has produced many works for private, public and corporate collections. Her exquisite portrait of an eight week old foal Queen of Hearts, whose grandsire was racehorse Exceed and Excel, the latter’s name appropriate to mark her style. Showcased during The Horse exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, she was invited to display her horse drawings for the Victoria Racing Club.
On a daily basis Mali Moir works from life. In her studio she can be found recording objects of virtu in a special project. She gives back to the society teaching botanical art and illustration classes, which are popularly conducted by the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Melbourne. She also offers specialized workshops throughout the year.
Mali Moir has a very high standard in her professional work and has been awarded a Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society London and is an invited exhibitor to the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA. She is also recipient of the inaugural Celia Rosser Medal and has twice been a finalist in the Waterhouse Art Prize. She was the first Australian to receive the Focus On Nature Purchase Award by New York State Museum USA.
Combining traditional techniques with her own perspective on the ‘real world’ around her Mali’s artistic interpretation of natural history themes has won her a huge band of followers and fans. Mali Moir collaborates closely with some of the world’s most talented botanists and has an understanding of the importance of scientific accuracy, the fundamentals of precise measurement and thorough depiction of detail. Mali Moir Objects of Virtu Drawings On Sale Allpress Antiques | Drawings of Horses – The Horse Exhibition NGV | Commissions Contact Mali Moir