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Man buys artist's works, donates them to hospital
The Obstetrics and Nursery unit at Colusa Regional Medical Center has some new artwork for patients and staff alike.
Two paintings by Colusa High School artist Kimberlee Harmon were purchased by Barney Fitzpatrick and donated to the hospital unit in memory of his wife, Linda.
"He wanted to show his appreciation for the care and support he and his wife ... received during her last days, and to honor her memory," Marilyn Davisonsaid in a statement.
"Since Mrs. Fitzpatrick was an artist, Barney chose to purchase two paintings that brought her to mind."
One painting is of Walt Disney's Goofy, and the other of a blue moon.
"Barney wanted to share the laughter and serenity that they invoked in him with others, especially children and their parents," Davison said.
Fitzpatrick also penned a poem that hangs with the paintings, and a plaque honoring his late wife is also included in the grouping.
Harmon's art pieces were already hanging in the hospital as part of the hospital's program to liven up the medical center with art — much of it from local artists.