Moira Elliott was born in Twickenham England, educated at Homerton College, Cambridge University, and accepted for a place at the Royal Academy Schools, London UK. In the mid to late seventies, Elliott lived in Iran where she developed an interest in Persian miniatures and the use of pattern in Islamic art. Elliott wrote and illustrated two children’s books, and produced murals for public places and offices. She was represented by a variety of galleries in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, Montreal and the UK.

Elliott has taught art to all age levels from preschool to seniors. She taught ‘A’ level and AP Art as well as painting and drawing at the college level. Many of her students gained places at prestigious post-secondary institutions in Canada and the USA.

Elliott has recently completed her latest novel, As Long as I Can Breathe I Am Alive, based on her experience in pre-revolutionary Iran.

She lives in West Vancouver, BC Canada.