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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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Eruption

by

Joan Doerr

Eruption
Eruption by Joan Doerr
Acrylic on board
2011
82x84 cm

Reg. Number: G1557

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Thank you artist Joan Doerr for very generously gifting this artwork to the Art in Healthcare Collection.



Joan Doerr was born in Glasgow but now lives and works in Edinburgh. Her recent exhibitions include - Visual Arts Scotland Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh (2015); RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London (2015); Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition, Edinburgh(2014); The Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition(2014),Edinburgh; and many more since 2010.

My work is abstract but my source material is often derived from my immediate surroundings - simply walking around this beautiful city has given me countless creative ideas. I'm fascinated as well by the visual impact of the elements on the environment - the weathering's, surfaces and atmospheres are all part of my subject matter. I've also spent many hours drawing and observing plant forms at the Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and my interpretation of those images will frequently find their way into the paintings. I admire the spontaneity and unselfconscious creativity of young children's drawings. I work intuitively and instinctively, often applying layers of paint and drawing until I'm satisfied with the depth and atmosphere of the artwork.
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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