Patsy McArthur

About the Artist

Patsy McArthur’s work explores the graceful and powerful movement of people. Following periods of painting freerunners, acrobats and trampolinists, she has progressed underwater, to swimming pools, lakes and the open sea, to capture the ways in which people move when submerged and the effects caused by the relationship between light, colour and water.

“When it comes to painting the figure underwater, the challenge lies in capturing the light, the differing transparencies of water and their effects on that figure.I like my work to have an emotional element and I think my underwater imagery has a kind of escapism about it; my aim is that the viewer can feel the temperature of the water, the sensory experience that comes with being in water, that otherworldliness.”

The Island
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 1050mm x 1050mm

POA

Siren
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 800mm x 800mm

POA

Jackknife
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1050mm x 1050mm

POA

Lagoon

Lagoon
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1050mm x 1050mm

POA

Effervescence

Effervescence
Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 1250mm x 1050mm

SOLD

The Green Pool

The Green Pool
Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1250mm x 1050mm

POA

drift
Drift

Oil on Canvas
Size Framed: 1100mm x 800mm

SOLD

The Red Dress (1024x859)
The Red Dress

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1000mm x 1200mm

SOLD

infinity run
Infinity Run

Charcoal & Conte on Fabriano Paper
Size Unframed: 580
mm x 1200mm
SOLD

freefall 82cm x 86cm
Freefall

Charcoal on Fabriano Paper
Size Framed: 1010mm x 1060mm

SOLD

Phosphorescence
Phosphorescence

Oil on Canvas
Size unframed: 1000mm x 800mm

SOLD

the splash tn
The Splash

Charcoal & Conte on Fabriano Paper
Size Framed: 1320mm x 765mm

SOLD

 

the seafarer tn
The Seafarer

Charcoal & Conte on Fabriano Paper
Size Unframed: 580mm x 1200mm

SOLD

pool girl
Pool Girl

Charcoal & Conte on Fabriano Paper
Size Framed: 905mm x 695mm

SOLD

cruise control
Cruise Control

Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 1100mm x 1500mm

SOLD