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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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Cows in the Field

by

Alexander R. Robb

CowsintheField
Cows in the Field by Alexander R. Robb
Pastel
1994
66 x 88 cm

Reg. Number: P525

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Robb's typical subject matter includes still lives, landscapes and portraits using a variety of media, such as oil, gouache, pastel and watercolour. Special emphasis is placed on strong tonal contrast and rich colour, following in the tradition of collectives like the Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists.

Born in Kirkwall, Orkney in 1950, Alexander R. Robb studied at the Glasgow School of Art between 1968 and 1972. He has lived in Dumfriesshire since 1978.

He changed from full-time to part-time teaching in 1989 in order to focus more on painting. Since 1993, Alexander has tutored annual schools in Moffat and Dumfries. In 1998, he was invited to teach and display his work in Red Deer College of Art and Design in Alberta, Canada. He now runs summer schools for life and portrait drawing from his studio.

With thanks to Thompson's Galleries for information on 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