FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The walls at WMC’s OB/NICU Department is getting a little brighter these days, thanks to the generosity of local artist Elaine Allen.
Elaine recently brought in some colorful pieces to hang.
Artist Elaine Allen (right) holds one of the paintings she has donated to Williamson Medical Center. Labor and Delivery Clinical Educator, Julie Benavides, RN (left) holds another.
Elaine says this all started with another donation earlier in 2017, one where she was the recipient. A patron had given money to her art business, on the condition that she pay if forward by donating a piece of art to a “sick child.” Instead of just one, Elaine had several works that would fit the bill; four bouncy paintings, originally made with her grandson in mind.
Elaine said of the works, “When I did this art I was inspired by the wonderful, happy images produced by the collaborative work of local artists Aaron and Michelle Grayum.”
While these pieces differ from her usual painting style, Elaine says that they were a lot of fun to produce. So she knew which pieces to donate, but just couldn’t put her finger on where they should go.
That is, until a family member had to stay at WMC for a procedure. When she visited, she knew it was the place for the paintings!
Reflecting on the pieces, Elaine says, “All the paintings tell the same message of hope: ‘You have places to go!'”
Two of the paintings donated by Elaine Allen
Labor and Delivery Clinical Educator, Julie Benavides, RN, was there to accept the paintings as Elaine made her donation.
Elaine’s art can be viewed at artrequired.com. She also offers classes in person and online for budding artists. Online classes can be found at startinart.com. In-person classes and workshops can be found at brentwoodartstudio.com.
This donation was possible, thanks to the work of the Williamson Medical Center Foundation, the fundraising arm of hospital.Share this Article