I studied painting in Aberdeen in the north east of Scotland, very cold and grey and at times a bit grim. From there, I spent some months in Florence on an RSA scholarship which was a very productive time for me and gave me a taste for the sun. I find it difficult to stay still and, since completing a Masters degree in Barcelona in 2000, I have been fortunate enough to be able to spend significant periods of time abroad. Over the years, I have lived and worked in Australia, Spain, Berlin and New York and I am now based in Brighton, UK.


  • 2000 – 2001 Winchester School of Art, Barcelona, Spain – MA European Fine Art
  • 1994 – 1998 Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen – BA(Hons) Fine Art


  • 2020
  • (Upcoming) Greyscale, Group drawing exhibition, Thompsons Gallery, London
  • (Upcoming) – AAF NYC, Decorazon Gallery, USA
  • (Upcoming) Water Exhibition, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford
  • Rhythm and Movement – Solo Show, Turner Barnes Gallery, Essex
  • 2019
  • Gallery Artists Mixed Exhibition, Decorazon Gallery, Terminal Warehouse, New York
  • Summer, Autumn and Winter Exhibitions, Cameron Contemporary, Hove
  • 2018
  • Solo Show, Momentum, Le Salon Vert, Geneva

Reveal Art Fair, Saratoga Springs, New York represented by Decorazon Gallery

London Art Fair, represented by Decorazon Gallery

  • 2017

Art Palm Springs, represented by Decorazon Gallery

Stillness in Motion – Patsy McArthur and Susan         Leyland, Osborne Studio Gallery, London

London Art Fair, represented by Decorazon Gallery (USA)

AAF New York, Stockholm and London, represented by Decorazon Gallery (USA)

  • 2016

Patsy McArthur and Rebecca McGlinn, Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Oxford

Asia Contemporary, Hong Kong, represented by Decorazon Gallery (USA)

AAF New York, London, Stockholm represented by Decorazon Gallery (USA)


  • 2015
    • Otherworld,  Solo Exhibition of New Work, The Coningsby Gallery, Fitzrovia, London
  • 2014
    • Patsy McArthur and Ian Hodgson, Naked Eye Gallery, Hove
    • Chelsea Art Fair, represented by Cameron Contemporary, Hove
    • Works on Paper Fair, London Science Museum, represented by Lilford Gallery, Canterbury
  • 2013
    • SWAB International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain represented by Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
  • 2011
    • Women’s Lines, Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China
    • Figuratively Speaking, Blackheath Gallery, London
    • SWAB International Art Fair represented by Pantocrator Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
    • Paisley Art Institution Annual Exhibition, Paisley Museum, Scotland
    • Visual Arts Scotland Selected Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2010
    • Patsy McArthur and Dylan Lisle, Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Solo Exhibition of New Work, Flying Colours Gallery, Chelsea, London
  • 2009
    • International Residency Program Exhibition, NY Studio Gallery, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York
    • El Mur, International Public Art Projection, Lleida, Spain
    • The Figure: Figurative Group Exhibition, Blackheath Gallery, London
    • New Faces Revisited, Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 2008
    • British Art Fair 20-21, Islington, London represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
    • Art London, Chelsea, London represented by Flying Colours Gallery, London
    • Liquid Light: Underwater Aesthetics, Sesame Gallery, Islington, London – Patsy McArthur, Sarah Harvey, Oliver Wilson and Kim Yeon

Scholarships & Awards

  • 2011
    • Residency at Pantocrator Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • 2010
    • Residency at NY Studio Gallery, Manhattan, New York City
  • 2002
    • The Paisley Art Institute Award
    • £2000 1st Prize Bank of Scotland Open Art Competition, Arbroath
    • Visitors Award, North Ayrshire Open Art Competition
  • 1998
    • Royal Scottish Academy John Kinross Scholarship Travel Scholarship – to spend time living and working in Florence, Italy
    • Grampian Hospitals Purchase Prize




Work in Collections

  • The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Walter Scott Collection, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • The Malcolm Group, Scotland
  • The Elphinstone Group, Glasgow, Scotland
  • The Scarlet Hotel, Cornwall, England
  • Private Collections in UK, France, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong, Australia, Italy, Spain and the US.


  • 2016

The Artist Magazine, Patsy McArthur in interview with Susie Hodge

  • 2011

Life Lines, The Herald Magazine