Christine McArthur was born at Kirkintilloch near Glasgow in 1953 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art from 1971 to 1976. After graduating she completed a further diploma and won a travelling scholarship to Paris. She was a part-time lecturer at Glasgow School of Art from 1986 to 1992.
She was elected a member of the Royal Glasgow Institute (R.G.I) in 1990 and in 1995, a member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (R.S.W). In 1997 the John Lewis Partnership commissioned her to undertake four large panels for their new store in Glasgow and more recently a second commission for the newly refurbished Peter Jones in London which will be unveiled in 2002.
Awards to Christine include The Scottish Arts Council Award, Glasgow Society of Women Artists Trust Fund Award, Lauder Award and the NS Macfarlane Award. Her work can be found in many private and public including The Scottish Arts Council, University of Strathclyde, The Lord Chancellor, Ross, Harper and Murphy, United Distillers plc., Amerada Hess Corporation, Craig Capital Corporation, Argyll Group plc., Edinburgh Tapestry Company, Arthur Anderson & Co., William Teacher & Sons Ltd., Clydesdale Bank plc., and the Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
1953 – Born Kirkintilloch
1971-1976 – Studied at Glasgow School of Art
1976 – Post Diploma and Travelling Scholarship to Paris
1986 – Part-time Lecturer at Glasgow University
1990-1992 – Part-time Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art
Scottish Arts Council Award
Glasgow Socity of Women Artists Trust Fund Award
NS Macfarlane Award
Alexander Graham Munro Prize The Royal Scottish Society of Watercolour Painters
Scottish Arts Council, University of Strathclyde, Ross, Harper and Murphy, United Distillers Plc., Amerada Hess Corporation, Craig Capital Corporation, Argyll Group Plc., Edinburgh Tapestry Company, Arthur Anderson and Company, William Teacher and Sons Ltd., Clydesdale Bank Plc., Royal Bank of Scotland Plc., The Lord Chancellor, Scottish Nuclear Plc, Macfarlane Group (Clansman), Export & Import Bank of Japan, Gertsev Gallery, Moscow.
Four panels for John Lewis, Glasgow; Peter Jones, London, 2002.