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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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Begonias

by

Mary Newcomb

Begonias
Begonias by Mary Newcomb
Screenprint
1997

Reg. Number: P890

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This artwork is typical of Newcomb's style, which on first view seems to favour a Fauvist treatment of colour and shape over representational or realistic values. There is an emphasis on painterly qualities, evoking dynamism through strong, vibrant colour. On closer inspection one can see the artist has an accurate respect for the species of begonia and demonstrates a sophisticated knowledge of the distinguishing features of the plant.

Described by many as a lyrical painter, Newcomb's poetry in paint depicts various scenes of country life, inspired by having lived in Norfolk and Suffolk for over forty years. Newcomb attained a Science degree at Reading University, but first began to draw nature at Flatford Mill Field study Centre in 1945. With no formal artistic training her intuitive painting style was highly personal and recognisable. Her firm knowledge of natural science, combined with an intense observation, produces work that highlights subjects that may have previously gone unnoticed. This intensity of study is characteristic of her working.
Mary was inspired by the rhythm of nature and rural life and her evocative painting style led for a natural collaboration with creative writing.

Newcomb found a kindred spirit in the East Anglian author, Ronald Blythe and his words and her drawings combined memorably in a book of essays entitled "Borderland."

Newcomb's success was praised by Ben Nicholson and her art was collected by a widespread audience from film directors to business magnates, all recognizing the beauty in depicting the moments that may be bypassed with haste.
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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