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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Flight of Fancy

by

Rebecca Roche

FlightofFancy
Flight of Fancy by Rebecca Roche
Mixed Media
2000
123 x 72 cm

Reg. Number: P1147

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A strong sense of design and rich colour, texture and embroidered detail lie at the heart of Rebecca's work. This piece, commissioned for the Art for Children in Hospital Project, uses a strong parallel between the shapes of the birds and the leaves to create a dynamic decorative design.

The pear tree scene is set against a gothic-style arched window and outside the day is breaking. The arrangement of birds (presumably partridges) and leaves jumps out at the viewer and refuses to be framed within the window. This gives the artwork a sense of freedom. Each leaf and each bird has decorative stitching around the edges and is uniquely designed and elegant in appearance. Stitching is also used to create detail on the leaves. The reflective silver stars and pears give the birds a deeply relaxing backdrop.

Rebecca Roche lives in Fife and is trained in Textile Design and an Art and Design teacher. She creates contemporary textile panels, brooches and cards using a combination of papers, fabrics, ribbons, buttons and text as well as various stitching techniques.
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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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395


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair