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.
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Macmillan Cancer Support

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Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


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Zoom Bird and Bees

by

Pat Douthwaite

ZoomBirdandBees
Zoom Bird and Bees by Pat Douthwaite
Oil on canvas
1997
105.5 x 96.5 cm

Reg. Number: P858

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In this large hypnotic painting, a red bird whose form defines a roughly shaped cross, flies over an organically shaped body or cavern of deep dark green. Two friendly looking bumble bees fly randomly in the scene. This painting was originally commissioned for a maternity ward and interprets the theme of the birds and bees with warmth and wit.

Pat Douthwaite (1939-2002) was born in Glasgow. As a child she was trained in mime, movement and dance by Margaret Morris, the wife of artist J.D Fergusson. Although Fergusson gave her art lessons she did not to go to art school and was thus largely self taught. She later left Glasgow and moved to Suffolk to live with a group of artists there. In East Anglia she had a ten year marriage to the artist and illustrator, Paul Hogarth, after which she led a nomadic existence, living but never settling, in different parts of Scotland. She travelled widely in Europe, North Africa, India and South America. Although she exhibited regularly, her highly individual style often led to her being seen as something of an outsider from the mainstream art world.
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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

Macmillan Cancer Support

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Age Scotland

Parkinsons UK - Edinburgh Branch


Total Pageviews

906


Supported by Edinburgh Art Fair