Nurse’s artistry on canvas reveals patients in bold colors

Mary Larson's gift with a brush benefits an often-struggling community

Seattle Refined  |  Updated 10:30 AM, 10.06.2016

Posted in: Community

  • Paintings of UW Medicine patients created by Mary Larson, a nurse at the Pioneer Square clinic. Seattle Refined

UW Medicine nurse Mary Larson provides care for people at Harborview Medical Center's Pioneer Square Clinic. Many patients there have experienced homelessness. 

Outside of work, Larson's artistry takes shape: She paints portraits of her patients, capturing their personalities in bold strokes and bright colors. Instead of selling the works of art for money, she exchanges the portraits for socks, toiletries and other items to help her patients and the community.

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