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.
Donate with JustGiving

Artworks in Collection


2505


Helpful Links

Macmillan Cancer Support

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


Total Pageviews

716

A Corner of the Kitchen

by

Ramsay McClure

ACorneroftheKitchen
A Corner of the Kitchen by Ramsay McClure
Mixed media on paper
1991
56 x 43 cm

Reg. Number: G190

Print Label Print Label

This work is a representation of a traditional kitchen scene with implements such as old-fashioned copper pans hung on the walls. The stark and simple black acrylic outlines of the pans highlight their rich amber oil colour. The blurred, yet striking, white watercolour background conveys the presence of light entering the kitchen near the window and this technique uplifts the compositional structure and conveys a sense of nostalgia. Although still life works are typical of Ramsay's oeuvre, he is also known for social visualisations such as, 'Saloon Bar' 1956.

Ramsay's traditional painterly style contrasts with his father's artistic career as a political cartoonist in Glasgow but interestingly he was also involved in the political sphere during service in the Royal Navy.

Ramsay Dyke McClure was born in 1924 and is an artist known predominantly for his still life works utilising the medium of mixed media. He was taught by John Keith Vaughan at the Central School of Arts and Crafts and the two then became life companions for thirty years until John Vaughan's death in 1977 with Ramsay himself passing away soon after in 1981.

With thanks to issuu for artist information
View More


upBack to top

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

Helpful Links

Macmillan Cancer Support

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


Total Pageviews

716


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair