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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Dark Rhubarb

by

Margaret Mitchell

DarkRhubarb
Dark Rhubarb by Margaret Mitchell
Watercolour
1972
72.5 x 93 cm

Reg. Number: L49

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Mitchell states that "painting out of doors holds for me a unique and compulsive excitement. In Britain the sheer discomfort of cold, wind and rain add an urgency to the brush not to be found in the studio. In the tropics, the pleasure of working in warm conditions is a welcome change, whilst flamboyant colours and dramatic contrasts of bright sun and deep shade present very different subjects from the soft light and gentle subtlety of Northern climes. Knowing that the landscape might suddenly vanish in a downpour, or the flower reach full bloom and drop, gives me a sense of immediacy on which I thrive".

Margaret "Maggie" Lascelles (née Mitchell) was born in 1942 in Edinburgh, and was evacuated to Bermuda during World War Two. She studied Art at Dartington Hall Art Centre in Devon, Edinburgh College of Art and Dundee College of Art. She has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Edinburgh and her work is featured in private collections worldwide. She currently lives in Glenfarg Perthshire. She has painted all over the world, and particularly enjoys painting outdoors.

With thanks to The Carlton Gallery for information about this artist.
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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