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Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
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Borders Landscape

by

Sheila Mullen

BordersLandscape
Borders Landscape by Sheila Mullen
Oil on canvas
1999
82.5x88.5 cm

Reg. Number: G1049

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"People ask me why I painted that landscape, why it's angry or sad... I'm not trying to paint pretty landscapes, that doesn't interest me. I'm interested in using colour to express the emotion of the landscape. You know the Australians and their idea of the Dreamworld? I'm trying to create a Scottish Dreamworld!" - Sheila Mullen.


In 'Borders Landscape', Sheila has used strong brush-strokes to create a sense of dappled autumn light bouncing off the trees.


Sheila Mullen was born in 1942 in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art in the 1960's. She now lives in the Scottish Borders, and takes inspiration from the landscape, history and culture of the area. Her bright colours and bold brushstrokes are reminiscent of the Scottish Colourists. In 2006 she collaborated with a group of Scottish writers in a project called "The Art of Ballads and Bards". She describes herself as "a singer of ballads in a different medium". In 2010 she was the subject of a book by Ann Matheson: "The Bairns o' Adam: The Paintings of Sheila Mullen".


Sheila has been inspired by her surroundings of Dumfriesshire, in particular the strength of feeling she encountered around the areas of Annandale and Kinnel Water. She has explored this landscape with a passion that is "almost religious in intensity".


Sheila Mullen moved to Annandale in Dumfriesshire in 1978. Since her move, she has been exploring the landscape through her artwork. For her, the elements, plants, trees, rocks, animals and humans are equal and dependent parts of a living organism. Her works have been exhibited all around the world from Paris, to Edinburgh and from London to Hong Kong.


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Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.


Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.


With your help we're able to:


Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers


Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:


Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter


"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.


Our Charity

Art in Healthcare is the leading arts provider for health organisations in Scotland. We lend high quality, original artwork to hospitals and other healthcare settings and provide fun-filled art workshops and talks for patients, care home residents and sheltered housing communities.
Find out more about our work at Art in Healthcare.
Adopt an artwork
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair