Celtic fan and talented artist, Chris Harland, has recently created a superb painting of former Celtic and Motherwell player, Phil O’Donnell.
O’Donnell tragically passed away as a result of a cardiac arrest during a Motherwell match on 29 December 2007. He was just 35 years old. A much loved man and respected footballer, the painting is a fitting tribute to Phil.
Phil O’Donnell ‘Forever Young’. My painting tribute on the day we remember this great player and by all accounts a great person, I took it back to where it all started 🎨👍🏻🙏🏻 @MotherwellFC @DavidClarkson85 @SimonDonnelly13 @Alan_Burrows #motherwell #CelticFC pic.twitter.com/Qu7AJcnXuV
— Chris Harland 🎨 (@conceptcanvases) December 29, 2020
Motherwell Football Club have revealed that they purchased the painting and offered it to the O’Donnell family. However, the family’s wish was for the painting to be displayed in the O’Donnell stand at Fir Park and the club have agreed to that request.
Commendably, Chris has decided to donate all proceeds from the painting to Cardiac Risk in the Young charity.
Delighted to say the club has bought this beautiful painting from Chris, who is going to donate the money to @CRY_UK. An amazing gesture! We offered it to Phil’s family, but they’ve asked us to display it in the O’Donnell Stand at Fir Park so fans can see it, which we will. 👍🏼 https://t.co/hQX67dPPAd
— Alan Burrows (@Alan_Burrows) December 30, 2020