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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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Troon

by

Douglas Lennox

Troon
Troon by Douglas Lennox
Gouache
1996
55 x 62 cm

Reg. Number: L287

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Douglas Lennox grew up in and around Ayrshire up till the age of 18 and became familiar and fond of Troon's soft, sandy beaches which overlook the Isle of Arran. Troon is a small seaside town in South Ayrshire, located 8 miles north of Ayr. Its bustling harbour is home to Ayrshire's fish market and Yacht Heaven, one of the Clyde's leading sail centres. Troon is also a port with freight and ferry services to Larne, Northern Ireland, as well as a yacht marina and fishing port.

This gouache painting expresses the ever-changing tides through textured brushwork and depth. Douglas has built up layers to create the intense colours of the sand and the sky, using gum arabic to avoid cracking and to create an "airbrush" when mixing the colours with water. By concentrating details of texture and delineation in the foreground, the artist creates the illusion of depth. This landscape is painted from an eye level perspective along a horizon line.

The artist's subject matter is predominantly the landscape of The Irvine Valley round about the town of Newmilns, and landscapes and seascapes in Ayrshire. He has also focused on marine subjects, finding inspiration from various locations in the west coast, namely Troon, Dunure, Maidens and Girvan.

Douglas works in a variety of media: oils, pastels, gouache and watercolour, and finds his inspiration by working directly in front of the subject throughout the year. He says that “there is no substitute to being out there, responding to changing light and seasons”. One of the key aspects of his working methods is to try to communicate, through his work, the excitement that he feels when witnessing an ever changing subject at first hand.

The work of the Impressionists, The Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists are all constant influences.

Douglas Lennox was born in Welling, Kent in 1948. At the age of four, he moved to Ayrshire where he was subsequently educated at James Hamilton High School and Kilmarnock Academy, before going on to Glasgow School of Art 1966-70 where he specialized in Drawing and Painting. Following his graduation, he trained as and became an Art teacher, firstly at Kilmarnock Academy and then at Grange Academy where he is principal teacher of Art and Design.
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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.


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Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
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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
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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair