Through drawing and painting, Patsy McArthur deals with various themes in her work but in many of the images, there is a common feeling of strength and liberation. She often strives to make images that convey a sense of power and energy or potential energy.
Patsy McArthur was born in Glasgow, Scotland 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 widely throughout the UK and internationally, and in recent years has had solo shows in London and Geneva as well as participated in art fairs throughout the US and Asia.
1994-1998 Grays School of Art, Aberdeen BA(Hons) Fine Art
2000-2001 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain MA European Fine Art
September 2020 - Finalist, The Castlegate Prize, Awards Ceremony and Exhibition, Castlegate House Gallery, Cumbria UK
Upcoming, The Castlegate Prize, exhibition of finalists, Cumbria, UK
Pool Party Exhibition, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
Great British Summer, Thompson’s Gallery, London
Monochrome, Thompson’s Gallery, London
Solo show, Rhythm and Movement, Turner Barnes Gallery Essex, UK