1947 - ?

As Moira Jayne Hammond, she was born at Braintree, Essex in 1947, daughter of Sidney Alfred Richard Hammond (1908-1995), a rubber compounder, and his wife Eleanor née Watson, who married at Eton in 1938, and in 1939 were living at Windsor Road, Eton. Moira married at Braintree, in 1997, Graeme John Fraser-Steele and paints under the name of Moira Fraser-Steele. Moira is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, being tutored by Sir Christopher Frayling (born 1946) and by Charles Saumarez-Smith (born 1954), and took a Masters degree in the History of Art and Design. Her career has embraced the design world, being appointed a Director of The Design Council, a position she held for over seven years. On her retirement Moira took up painting, the focus of her work is on graphics, with a particular interest in shape and form. In 2013, she received the 'President's Award' from the Royal Watercolour Society in London and in 2017 the Tyndall Award. Moira is a member of the Suffolk Art Society and has also exhibited at Gallery 47, Sudbury; The Cut, Halesworth; The Quay, Sudbury, all in Suffolk, and at Wymondham Art Centre in Norfolk and the Aubrey Gallery, Great Dunmow, Essex, also exhibited at the 'Visions of Sudbury' show in 2013 a watercolour 'Box Valley'.

Works by This Artist