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Local Artist Donates Profits to Boston Bombing Victims

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Maureen Wurtz

OMAHA (KPTM)- A local artist is lending his paintbrush to help people affected by the Boston bombings.

By Friday, he said he's raised almost one thousand dollars.

It's a skill that requires patience and focus.

"I'm a runner, I'm pretty active and a lot of my friends are runners," said William Holland.

Running takes passion, and so does painting said Holland.

"Some mean something, and some are whimsical," said Holland.

Some days Holland said, he can run for miles, and others, not so much.

"(Think) in your mind that you can do it, and you're strong enough to do it. Nothing's going to stop you," said Holland.

Holland has been painting watercolor for six years. "Since my very first memories, I've drawn or painted something."

When Holland saw the destruction that the Boston bombing caused on Monday, he said he knew he had to do something. "What's going on, it's kind of tough not to look at."

Holland said he decided to look for the positive in the tragedy, and donate proceeds from these paintings to people who were hurt from the Boston Bombings.

"This shouldn't have happened, and it did. So, we have to band together," said Holland.

If you'd like to purchase one of the prints-click here.

To visit Holland's website- click here.

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