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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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Lemon

by

Lynsey Ewan

Lemon
Lemon by Lynsey Ewan
Oil
2001
40 x 40 cm

Reg. Number: P1172

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At first glance of this painting, it is very easy to be misled into thinking Lynsey's work 'Lemon' is a photograph printed onto canvas. In reality her careful attention to detail and her delicate, almost invisible brush strokes have combined to create this beautiful recreation of a lemon bush. Set on an uncomplicated Payne's grey background, the plant becomes the viewer's focal point within the image. Rather than overwhelming us with a fussy background, Lynsey focuses her delicate embellishments upon the plant. The lemon tree's branches lead us around the painting until our eyes finally meet with the fruits of the image, where she has successfully recreated the jewel like cadmium yellow hues of the lemons and the deep emerald greens of the leaves. This painting is a symbol of hope, abundance and health, bringing with it a feeling of well-being that both invigorates and awakens the soul and senses.

During her art college days Lynsey fell in love with tropical plants and was inspired by their luminous colours and unusual shapes. The lush, humid atmosphere and the sense of nature nurturing and thriving were all at the core of her inspiration at the time she created this painting. She acquires her source material through photography and describes this process as almost like a 'treasure hunt' where she would find incredible flowers or fruit hiding under leaves just out of view. These shots of colour in the intertwined greens were like precious jewels to her, and Lynsey began to paint them in this way. Much of her source photography is over exposed as she enjoys the way that colours become enlivened in the light.

Lynsey Ewan studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee and graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art in 2001. So far she has achieved two awards - the Ian Eadie Award (2001) and the Dundee Visual Arts Award (2002). She can boast a very successful career, exhibiting her work in a number of galleries and art fairs every year across the UK. Her paintings are held in many public and private collections in the UK, Ireland, Spain, The Netherlands and the USA. Her striking, colourful and bold work is well recognised and is becoming increasingly sought after.
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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

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland


Total Pageviews

422


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair