Beauty in the Field of View finds base
JOY Bell came to the Clarence only seven months ago, but will leave a lasting impression.
The artist of 27 years this week donated one of her paintings, measuring 1.25m by 1m and valued at $1490, to the Grafton Base Hospital in an effort to brighten the day of patients.
Ms Bell said she had limited exposure to the hospital, but had been greatly impressed with the care she and her children received and wanted to give something back.
"I want it to bring pleasure to others, especially the sick," she said.
"I have done voluntary work for old people's homes and with this painting (Beauty in the Field of View) I wanted to bring some of the outside world into the ward.
"I love nature."
Hospital executive officer John Wickham said having art works in the hospital helped with in providing a holistic approach to healing.
"It is nice to brighten the hospital with bright colours," he said.