Patsy McArthur

Born in 1976 - United Kingdom


Patsy McArthur is a naturalist painter, born in 1976 in Glasgow, Scotland. She studied painting at Gray's School of Art Aberdeen located in the North East of Scotland. She has a B.A in Fine arts and received the Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship which allowed her to study in Florence, Italy. In 2001, she did a Masters of Arts at Winchester School of Art, Barcelona.
Patsy MacArthur loves to travel. She spent time in Spain, China, Australia and New York. Currently, she lives in Brighton, UK.

Patsy MacArthur likes to explore infinite beauty of the human being through painting. Her strokes are so precise that her paintings look like photos. The artist pays close attention to every single detail. She uses ink, drawing and oil painting to achieve this realistic illusion, which often confuses the spectator. The bodies are fit, strong, stretched out, they are a tribute to the human body and physical effort, highlighting freedom.

Patsy MacArthur exhibits her work all around the world, she has done personal and collective exhibitions in Scotland, China, Spain and USA. A well-known international artist, her work has also been published in various magazines like The Herald Magazine, The Sunday Herald and The Scotsman.

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• 2000 – 2001 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain – MA European Fine Art
• 1994 – 1998 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen – BA(Hons) Fine Art
• 2015
o Otherworld, Solo Exhibition of New Work, The Coningsby Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
• 2014
o Patsy McArthur and Ian Hodgson, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
o Chelsea Art Fair, represented by Cameron Contemporary, Hove
o Works on Paper Fair, London Science Museum, represented by Lilford Gallery, Canterbury
• 2013
o SWAB International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain represented by Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
o AAF, Hampstead Heath, represented by Scotlandart
• 2011
o Women’s Lines, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China
o Figuratively Speaking, Blackheath Gallery, London
o SWAB International Art Fair represented by Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
o Paisley Art Institution Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum, Scotland
o Visual Arts Scotland Selected Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
• 2010
o Patsy McArthur and Dylan Lisle, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
o Solo Exhibition of New Work, Flying Colours Gallery, Chelsea, London
• 2009
o International Residency Program Exhibition, NY Studio Gallery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
o El Mur, International Public Art Projection, Lleida, Spain
o The Figure: Figurative Group Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
o New Faces Revisited, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
• 2008
o British Art Fair 20-21, Islington, London represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
o Art London, Chelsea, London represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
o Liquid Light: Underwater Aesthetics, Sesame Gallery, Isington, London – Patsy McArthur, Sarah Harvey, Oliver Wilson and Kim Yeon
• 2007
o Solo Exhibition of New Work, Flying Colours Gallery, Chelsea, London
o British Art Fair 20-21, Islington, London represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
o Affordable Art Fair, New York, represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
o Art London, Chelsea, London, represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
o Glasgow Art Fair, Glasgow represented by scotlandart.com, Glasgow
• 2006
o New Work by Patsy McArthur and Stuart Buchanan, Nick Hagen Fine Art, London
o The Executive, Two Woman Show, Tallantyre Gallery, Northumberland
o Dublin Art Fair represented by Tallntyre Gallery, Northumberland
o Edinburgh Art Fair represented by Tallantyre Gallery, Northumberland
o Glasgow Art Fair represented by scotlandart.com, Glasgow
• 2005
o The Figure, Nick Hagen Fine Art, London
o Changing Formations, Patsy McArthur and Peter Goodfellow, The Leith Gallery, Edinburgh
o The Scottish Drawing Competition, Paisley Art Galleries, Scotland
• 2004
o New Scottish Figurative Painting, The Fotheringham Gallery, Bridge of Allan
o The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition
o The London Art Fair, Islington represented by The Compass Gallery
Scholarships & Awards
• 2011
o Residency at Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China
• 2010
o Residency at NY Studio Gallery, Manhattan, New York
• 2002
o The Paisley Art Institute Award
o £2000 1st Prize Bank of Scotland Open Art Competition, Arbroath
o Visitors Award, North Ayrshire Open Art Competition
• 1998
o Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship Travel Scholarship – to spend time living and working in Florence, Italy
o Grampian Hospitals Purchase Prize
• The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
• The Walter Scott Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland
• The Malcolm Group, Scotland
• Agenda Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
• BMK Wilson Solicitors, Glasgow, Scotland
• The Elphinstone Group, Glasgow, Scotland
• The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England
• Private Collections in UK, France, Australia, Italy, Spain and the US.
• 2011
o Life Lines, The Herald Magazine
• 2008
o Picture House, The Herald Magazine
o Arena Magazine, “Beautifully crafted works perfectly in touch with 21st century Britain”
• 2006
o Scottish Art A Picture of Health For Investors, The Herald
• 2005
o The Property Magazine, The Sunday Herald
• 2004
o Top 20 of Scottish Art, The Scotsman

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