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.
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Children on Poolside

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Damian Callan

ChildrenonPoolside
Children on Poolside by Damian Callan
Oil & collage on board
1995
63.5 x 63 cm

Reg. Number: P571

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Damian's paintings attempt to capture the quirkiness and dynamism of the human figure. He uses an expressive, energetic style of draughtmanship to capture scenes from everyday life. Rather than making recognisable portraits Damian's loose and impressionistic treatment of the paint gives his subjects a universal appearance. His interests in portraying movement and everyday subjects in his paintings were cultivated through his admiration for two nineteenth century impressionistic painters Claude Monet and Walter Sickert who both dealt with movement and the everyday.

Damian Callan graduated in 1995 from Edinburgh College of Art and has since combined tutoring with his own studio practice. He runs independent classes and also works as a tutor at the Leith School of Art and the National Gallery of Scotland. He has achieved success gaining scholarships and residencies which have enabled him to travel to places including Prague, Toulouse and Tuscany. He has also had his work exhibited in many galleries including The Scottish Gallery, Red Rag Art Gallery, House of Bruar, Thompson's Art Gallery and Liquid Amber Gallery.

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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