Patricia McGregor RSW was born in 1971. She studied at Glasgow
School of Art from 1989 - 1993, gaining a BA (Hons) in Fine
Art. She has exhibited very widely in Scotland, in England
While at Art School she received a number of awards including
one month working in Vetheuil, France, a Christie’s
Bursary for 3rd-Year Studies, Glasgow School of Art Landscape
Drawing Prize for a sketchbook done in the open and a John
Kinross Scholarship - 3 months working in Florence, Italy.
Following graduation, she spent six months painting in Australia.
In 1996 she was interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland for The
Usual Suspects programme.
In 1997 she was short-listed as one of four for the Alastair
Salvesen Scholarship and she was awarded the Under 25 Regional
Winner of the Laing Art Competition. She spent a further four
months painting in Australia.
In 1998 she was short-listed, one of six for Gilchrist-Fisher
Memorial Award. She took part in a Scottish Television interview
for The Home Show programme.
In 1999 she was short-listed, one of four for Alastair Salvesen
Scholarship. She was awarded the Ruth Davidson Memorial Award
- 3 months working in the South of France. She was elected
Member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.
In 2000 she was awarded Glasgow Art Club Fellowship and spent
two months painting in Australia.
In 2001 she was awarded the Alexander Graham Munro Travel
Award and the Paisley Art Institute Prize.
In 2002 she spent two months painting in Arizona and New Mexico.
Mhairi's emotional response to subjects comes through in her
paintings. Initial sketches are developed into more abstract
works and her landscapes evoke a sense of place effected by
a rich, fluid impasto paint surface.