Engrossed by the painterly puzzles, ‘There is always an autobiographical core in each painting. They don’t come alive for me until some sort of secret code is cracked and I think ah! I know what this painting is about. Howard Hodgkin talked a lot about each of his paintings being a very specific emotional memory. I couldn’t put it better’
Christine McArthur 2020
Born in Kirkintilloch, near Glasgow in 1953. Christine studied at The Glasgow School of Art between 1971 & 1976, which included a post-diploma year. After graduating she taught and produced book illustrations until the demand for her work enabled her to paint full time.
Over the years, Christine McArthur has received numerous awards. Most notably she was awarded Scottish Education Department travelling scholarships in 1975 and 1976 and was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts in 1990. In 1995 she was elected a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
In 1997 John Lewis commissioned four large murals – each 6ft x 15ft - for the Glasgow store in 1999. In 2002 she received a commission from John Lewis for murals for the extension to their Peter Jones store, Sloane Square, London.
Journey into Summer is a beautiful collection of 31 new & unseen artworks, available to view at Thackeray Gallery, Kensington.