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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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Still Life, December

by

William Littlejohn

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Still Life, December by William Littlejohn
Mixed media
1995
77.5x103 cm

Reg. Number: L239

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William Littlejohn is an acknowledged master of still-life forms and this piece demonstrates his ability to create pictorial arrangements placed between abstraction and representation. It includes some of Williams favourite themes, which reoccur throughout his artwork, such as mirrors, fish and Japanese fans. A muted colour scheme adds to the ambience of the piece and abstract geometric shapes accompany obvious reference points, such as the striped rectangles that resemble closed fans; the pink hand mirror; the apple and the fish. Even the oval shape of the frame is reminiscent of a wall-mounted mirror. It is a complicated piece, with the elements demonstrating a range of different textures and patterns and individual elements overlapping each other. The result is an ambiguous and mysterious piece, devoid of any obvious meaning yet rich in possible interpretations.

William Littlejohn was born in Arbroath in 1929. After studying at the Dundee College of Art, he taught at schools in Angus and at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, where he was appointed Head of Fine Art until his retirement in 1986. He has held numerous one-man exhibitions in Scotland and participated in several group exhibitions in Britain, America and Canada. His work can be found in many private collections, including pieces owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Arts Council and H.M. The Queen.
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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