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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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Kitchen Window

by

Lesley Thomson

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Kitchen Window by Lesley Thomson
Screenprint on Fabric
1997
49 x 69 cm

Reg. Number: P892

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The window frames a view of the countryside and the flowers on the window sill almost merge with the landscape beyond. The lines are drawn in an expressive and lively way and there is a warmth to the image which appears to be flooded with light and colour.

The screenprinting process is usually a method based on using stencils where each colour is printed one at a time. This is a screenprint on plain white cotton fabric. It is possible that five colours were used and some of the inks are opaque and others are more transparent. Where colours have been printed on top of one another a new colour is created. Here the turquoise and yellow inks seem to overlap creating green.

This is one of a series of screenprints produced by Lesley Thomson in 1997. She says 'Effectively they acted as sketches and preparatory work for bigger textiles pieces which were commissioned and designed for a variety of public settings..I wanted to explore how textile printing techniques could be used to create large scale one off pieces.' She has long believed in the importance of introducing art into healthcare environments; researching this from 1991 for her PhD, Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Of her PhD she writes "my particular area of research is the implication and application of colour through art and design as an agent in the hospital environment."

Lesley was born in 1965 and lives in Aberdeen. She says 'I trained firstly in design (textiles) gaining a first class honours from Grays School of Art. During this period I was lucky to have Malcolm McCoig, a first class printmaker as my tutor and he influenced my style of work and the decision to not focus on traditional textile design'. In 1988 she was awarded an M.A in Public Art, Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee. She has collaborated with artists who have learning disabilities and exhibited work throughout Scotland.
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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