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Arts sales the picture of health in the County

Briar Boyce, senior development officer for PECMH Foundation with Pamela Carter and Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. – Sue Vincent photo

Wellington artist Pamela Carter is thrilled her art is contributing to better equipment for people in need at the County’s hospital.

Carter’s passion for art became a source of financial support for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation through an art sale fundraiser last month.

The foundation received 25 per cent of proceeds from 23 paintings sold, resulting in a $1,793.75 donated to the hospital’s area of greatest need – equipment to save lives.

“I am proud to support our doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and frontline staff who continue to provide a high level of care needed during these extraordinary times,” said Carter. “In these uncertain and stressful pandemic times, we are all doing our part wherever possible to help out. Here in PEC, so many people, little kids and teens as well, have stepped up to make a real difference.”

A resident of Wellington since 2009, Carter said she’s found her true home in a rich and welcoming arts community where she exhibits in local galleries, participates in the PEC Studio Tour, and is a member of the Arts Trail.

Carter also donated a painting to be auctioned at the PECMH Foundation’s Bid for the Build art auction held in partnership with the Prince Edward County Art Dealers Association (PECADA) in May 2019.

Over her career, she has explored a wide spectrum of painting genres, initially with pastels, and now exclusively with oils; from landscape and still life to figures, urban scenes and portraiture.

In recent years, she has embarked on an exploration of abstract painting where her skills in drawing and textural brushwork combine with her understanding of colour and composition in unexpected ways.

“I have high praise for our healthcare system and particularly how the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation works to raise funds to improve our hospital, as well as purchase the latest equipment, which we know is expensive, has a short lifespan and is not funded by the government,” said Carter.

An investment in healthcare, is an investment in the community, said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation.

“Together we can make that happen,” she said. “The Foundation’s job is to raise the funds needed to ensure our care providers and the hospital are equipped to provide the best care for our patients. The Foundation plays a critical role in providing funding for essential, specialized equipment.”

She thanked Carter, and all the amazing donors for their positive support of the hospital.

“Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference in the care you and your family receive,” said Coull. “We are blessed to live in this generous community which ensures we have a vibrant hospital armed with the best medical equipment possible.”

Click here to find out more about the hospital foundation and the many ways to make donations.

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