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I love painting flowers! I can think of no better way to bring colour, great patterns and a hundred surprises into a painting. I love (in order of appearance) snowdrops, anemones, crocuses, tulips, poppies, pansies, winter pansies, Christmas roses, and back to snowdrops – for me these all have the best shapes and personalities.
Christine McArthur trained at Glasgow School of Art, 1971-76, and then taught until 1980 when she began painting full time. She has exhibited widely in the UK, particularly in London and Scotland, as well as South Africa, Hong Kong, Moscow and the USA. She was commissioned by John Lewis plc to provide murals for their Glasgow store and Peter Jones in Chelsea. She is the winner of several prizes from the Scottish Arts Council and the RSW and is represented in public and private collections across the UK and USA.