Patsy Graduated from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1998. Having won a Royal Scottish Academy Kinross Travel Scholarship, she spent five months drawing and painting in Florence, Italy, after graduating. In 2001, she completed a Masters degree in European Fine Art at Winchester School of Art, during which she spent ten months studying in Barcelona, Spain. She has exhibited in Spain and throughout the UK and, since September 2001, has been living in Glasgow, working from a studio on King Street. 2006 brings another change to this talented artist as she moves to Spain for a year. McArthur was introduced to Tallantyre Gallery in 2005 and continues to be admired and exhibit with them both in their Morpeth Gallery and a numerous art fairs.