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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Artworks in Collection


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Helpful Links

Macmillan Cancer Support

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Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


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Japanese Anemones

by

James Harrigan

JapaneseAnemones
Japanese Anemones by James Harrigan
Watercolour
1992
82.5 x 98.5 cm

Reg. Number: L102

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'Japanese Anemones' is a bold depiction of delicate flowers: their fragility is expressed through the use of an elegant, pale pink watercolour wash. The flowers are spread in abundance across the canvas and seem to evade the frame of the window grids which resemble the architecture of a conservatory or greenhouse. The plants growing in numerous pots and the vast compositional spread of the anemones across the canvas surface emphasis the theme of constant and continual growth in nature and this is has an uplifting and positive visual effect. The rich purple grapes and block colour of the tree foliage outside represent a denser representation of nature's continuity, in contrast to the ephemeral and delicate painterly quality of the anemones. The luminescent white paint used for the architectural frame and bright sky reinforce a radiant, summer scene.

Widely exhibited around Scotland, James Harrigan was born in Ayr in 1937 and obtained a diploma in drawing and painting from Glasgow School of Art in 1960. Having travelled around the world, James finds the landscapes of Scotland and the Caribbean the most consistently inspiring, enabling him to paint his lush natural landscapes from life.
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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

Helpful Links

Macmillan Cancer Support

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


Total Pageviews

473


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair