Patsy McArthur is a Scottish painter. Her drawings and paintings capture the essence of strength, energy and movement.
Motion, Power and Strength
The figures in McArthur’s works are often depicted in motion or in states of flux, exuding a powerful life force and potential energy. Her main subjects are either painted female forms in water, people in movement or even horses, with their compelling grace and dynamism.
McArthur is both a painter and draughtsman but especially appreciates the raw and direct quality that monochromatic drawing brings to her work. In her painting work, she explores the interplay of light and colour, especially in regards to the transparencies of bodies of water. The figures in her underwater works are suspended and weightless in the water and immerse the viewer in this almost tangible liquid universe.
McArthur has exhibited in both solo and group shows and art fairs worldwide, in places such as the UK, the USA and Hong Kong. Her work belongs to numerous private and public collections, notably The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. In 2010 McArthur was invited to NY Studio Gallery in New York as an Artist in Residence.