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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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First Snow

by

Caitlin Foy

FirstSnow
First Snow by Caitlin Foy
Oil on canvas
1993
110 x 111 cm

Reg. Number: P356

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This innocent landscape, typical of Foy's work, shows a gloomy but warm scene. The sun and its reflection on top of the ground draw the viewer's attention. The use of bright yellow tones helps to highlight the presence of snowflakes. Despite its abstract nature, it clearly transmits the atmosphere of the scene. The combination of pink strokes caused by the sunset illuminate the canvas, while the bluish green stays mostly in the background. On closer inspection you can see the use of layers of colours to generate shades and also the addition of segments of canvas on top of the original surface.

Her paintings are mainly on oil, but she also uses watercolour and mixed media. She is interested in Art and Psychosis and was influenced by Paul Klee and the Primitivist style. Her pieces are abstracted childlike landscapes with a colourful and expressive flair from exotic and hot countries. She also mixes some figurative and natural elements such as animals, flowers or fruits.

Caitlin Foy was born in Irvine in 1970 and graduated from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen in 1993. She was winner of the Gordon Memorial Award and participated in the RSA Student exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. Since then she has travelled to Greece and Holland. Her pieces are now in private collections throughout Scotland and Germany.
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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