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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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Fran

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Genevieve Murray

Fran
Fran by Genevieve Murray
Oil on canvas
2016
86x115 cm

Reg. Number: P1597

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Genevieve Murray graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2016 and she is the winner of the Art in Healthcare purchase award, with funding from the Turtleton Trust.

The portrait of Fran - in her passive pose, with gentle ruffles in her collar and sleeves, and her jewelry reminds us of 18th century portraits of women. However, Fran is looking into a very contemporary setting which is conveyed by bright and dynamic light coming from the outside and immediately we become aware that this is very much a contemporary woman caught in a moment of reflection.

'I take inspiration from historical portrait paintings and their traditional poses, which I like to reframe within a contemporary setting. Modern day technology allows me to rework the ambiance of the painting and bathe the figure in either artificial light or natural light. Both these types of light increase the colour and light saturation and I am drawn to vivid lighting and colour because it is visually interesting and the combination of the two leads to strong contrasts and dramatic visual effects. Through the use of composition and manipulation of colour and light I set a push-pull relationship between the figure and its environment and they work together to emphasise and compliment each other. The colour palette in ‘Fran’ is created by natural pigmented oil paint and the magenta and cobalt tones illuminate each other, together forms this pensive and dynamic portrait 'Genevieve Murray



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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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Develop our training programmes for volunteers


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"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice


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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
Donate with JustGiving

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Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair