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Flower of Scotland

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Mary-Louise Coulouris

FlowerofScotland
Flower of Scotland by Mary-Louise Coulouris
Screenprint
1980
73x50 cm

Reg. Number: G1653

Print Label Print Label

Thank you to Elizabeth Munro from the John Munro's collection for very generously gifting this artwork to the Art in Healthcare Collection.



Mary Louise Coulouris (1939-2011) was a prolific printmaker, painter and muralist whose vibrant images were exhibited widely. The richness of her palette derived from her love of Greece, where her family's roots lay.

Coulouris studied under William Coldstream and Anthony Gross
Her father was the actor George Coulouris, who was born in Manchester to a Greek father and an English mother. Mary Louise was born, like her older brother, in New York. With his American wife, Louise, George had made his way to Broadway and into minor American movies before appearing in Orson Welles's Citizen Kane in 1941.

Following St Paul's girls' school and Parliament Hill school in London, Coulouris attended Chelsea School of Art for two years. She then completed a three-year diploma at the Slade School of Fine Art (1958-61) under William Coldstream, learning etching from Anthony Gross, followed by a year's postgraduate course. After winning a French government scholarship, she spent two years in Paris, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and at Atelier 17 under the master printmaker Stanley William Hayter.

While she established herself as an artist, she taught part-time for eight years at London colleges; at Wolverhampton; and later for the Open College of the Arts, and classes in Scotland and Greece.

In 1971 Coulouris married a Glaswegian civil engineer, Gordon Wallace, whom she met while sketching by the Regent's canal in north London. In 1976 they settled in Linlithgow, West Lothian, where she established her studio. By then, as well as group show appearances, she had had four solo exhibitions, the first in Paris in 1964, another at the Ferens art gallery, Hull, in 1967 and two at the Boadicea gallery, London, in 1970 and 1972.

From the 1980s, Coulouris produced a huge body of work, interspersed with a range of prizes, scholarships and residencies. Public art included murals for Linlithgow railway station in 1985 and Royal Edinburgh hospital, 1990; designs for rugs for the new Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, 1999; tapestry for Yale College, Wrexham, 2002; and watercolours for the House of Lords, 2004. The Graphothek Berlin; Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; and the New York Public Library were among numerous public, corporate and private collections that have acquired her work.

Coulouris wrote that her paintings were inextricably linked to a living European humanist tradition. Drawing and colour were key elements. "I am not very enthusiastic about postmodernist ideas which reject painting as well as modernism. I suppose I am a post-postmodernist." [www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2012/feb/02/mary-louise-coulouris]

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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:


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First to view our latest Prestigious Print
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"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