Born in the Western Isles of Scotland, Muriel left to live in London in the sixties. After travelling in India she settled in the West Indies in 1972. When she returned to London a few years later she enrolled in art school – juggling life as a single parent with life in the studio.
After graduating she worked in the animation industry, then based in the Soho area of London, while the children attended school in Surrey. She spent the eighties producing commercials, promos and title sequences for film and television. She continued in animation for most of the nineties, now as a freelance line producer, and had begun her twenty-year stint as a weekly illustrator for the Scottish edition of The Times Educational Supplement – so that she could continue to hold a pencil.
From 2002 she was the Director of The British Fulbright Scholars Association, a role she kept until her first novel, WHAT THE RIVER WASHED AWAY, published by One World, was released in June 2013.
Muriel is currently spending her time between London and her home in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, moving her studio every few weeks, from the expanse of the island’s many Atlantic beaches to the mountains of the east coast and a glass room overlooking the ocean.