is a British painter based in Brighton who 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.
She is a figurative painter, interested in the figure in movement and underwater. She has exhibited widely since 2002 mainly in the UK and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, Australia, Berlin and New York. Patsy McArthur 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, she remains 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.
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