Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
About Patsy Mcarthur
1976, Glasgow, Scotland. I am a figurative painter, interested in the figure in movement and underwater . I have exhibited widely since 2002 mainly in the UK and have lived and worked in Italy, Spain, Australia, Berlin and New York. I’m interested in the “otherness” which comes from being submerged below the surface and the technical challenges associated with drawing and painting the figure through different transparencies of water. Mostly, however, I remain interested in creating evocative images associated with the human figure moving through water or air with energy, strength and freedom or simply relinquishing control to the space around it. Patsy McArthur was born in Glasgow in 1976 and studied at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, winning the Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Travel Scholarship on graduation. Since then she has lived and worked in Florence and Barcelona where she completed a Masters Degree in European Fine Art in 2001. She has exhibited successfully in the UK since 2001 and 2007 witnessed a first hugely successful solo show in London. In March 2008, when reviewing the Affordable Art Fair, Arena magazine highlighted McArthurs work as the headline act describing it as - 'Beautifully crafted works absolutely in touch with 21st Century Britain.' In 2009, she moved to New York as an international resident at New York Studio Gallery in the Lower East Side and has since returned to the UK, where she works from a studio on the south coast in Brighton.
1994-1998 Grays School of Art, Aberdeen BA(Hons) Fine Art
2000-2001 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain MA European Fine Art
(Upcoming) October 2015 - Solo Show of new work, Coningsby Gallery, Fitzrovia, London