cambridge contemporary art

Moira McTague

Moira McTague is a fine art graduate who specialises in etching and painting, her work is mainly inspired by her immediate surroundings, sometimes birds, flowers, the garden, animals or still lives, finding beauty in things that could so easily be ignored.

Working from life, she explores her ideas through painting and etching. Subjects are observed in depth and recurring themes often develop. She also keeps a daily sketchbook, tiny studies to document the days.

As an etcher, the physical processes of working on the etching plate, the infinite possibilities of etching methods and the beautiful qualities of line and tone that can be achieved are as important to the artist as her subject matter. In both painting and etching McTague strives to achieve a sense of balance and harmony.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £

Autumn Goldfinch


Out of the Dark