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.
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A Quiet Dusk

by

Mardi Barrie

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A Quiet Dusk by Mardi Barrie
Acrylic Watercolour
2000
83x92 cm

Reg. Number: G1181

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Mardi's paintings of Scottish landscapes - often empty wild places - are created using various types of paint but always with the same dreamy, soft brushstrokes giving the impression of wind and light on the land.

Mardi Barrie was born in Kirkcaldy in 1931. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Edinburgh University. Since 1963 she has exhibited regularly in solo shows whilst also teaching at Broughton High School. In 1983 she exhibited her work at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh, where she used the palette-knife to simplify shapes and turn them into abstractions. She paints landscapes and interiors and works mainly with oils, responding to the harmony of mood and colour. Her work mixes tension and excitement and at the same time provides a sense of space and place. Many music lovers and musicians are attracted by the lyrical qualities of her work. Her paintings are held in numerous public and private collections, most notably that of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
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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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399


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair