Becker Muscular Dystrophy (BMD)

The Swing

Artist: 

Tommy began creating art in childhood.  He has a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore.  Tommy’s work has been exhibited at jazz festivals, museums and galleries throughout the country.  His subjects cover a wide range from the beauty and gracefulness of ballerina’s to the speed and power of horse racing, and also captures the essence of some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.

Swing Batta Batta Swing

Daniel created this artwork at age 14 at an MDA sponsored Bilingual Seminar in Houston.

Radnor Lake

Artist: 

Jim received numerous awards for his artwork, including the Mayor's Artist of the Year Award in 1988.  His work has been displayed in several galleries throughout Tennessee.

Passageway

Dean graduated from Southwest State University in Marshall.  His paintings have been seen in numerous galleries and exhibits as well as the governor's residence.  Dean used both thick and thin paint to create contrast in his works.

Cuddly Christmas Bear

Artist: 

Shane created this artwork as a school project at age 7.  He painted with acrylics on the reverse side of acetate paper.  Shane served as the 2004 and 2005 MDA Rhode Island State Goodwill Ambassador.

Contellation Gemini

Nick created this artwork at age nine in an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop held at the Detroit Institute of Art.  He has served two terms as MDA’s Michigan State Goodwill Ambassador.

Electric Miles

Artist: 

Tommy began creating art in childhood.  He has a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore.  He is known in the Baltimore and Washington areas for his exceptional work in pencil as well as other mediums.  Tommy has the ability to capture his subject’s emotion and character.

Coltrane Playing My Favorite Things

Artist: 

Tommy began creating art in childhood.  He has a bachelor’s degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore.  Tommy’s work has been exhibited at jazz festivals, museums and galleries throughout the country.  His subjects cover a wide range from the beauty and gracefulness of ballerina’s to the speed and power of horse racing, and also captures the essence of some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.

In the Zone

Artist: 

Carlos began painting professionally in 2007.  He works part-time for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.  During his teen years, Carlos looked forward to playing baseball professionally.  However, weakness in his legs and pain while walking and running led to a diagnosis of BMD.  As a child he enjoyed drawing, music and poetry.  One of his paintings is used in the packaging of Ocumare Grand dark chocolate produced by Amano.

Bavarian Reflection

Artist: 

Mario has been enjoying photography for many years.  He graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and works as a lawyer for the US Department of Labor.  This photograph was taken with a Nikon APS camera while Mario was on a trip to Germany in 2000.  It’s a photo of the Heilig- Geist-Spital (Hospital of the Holy Spirit) in Nuremberg.

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