Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)

Edward Friedland

Location

Albuquerque, NM

Brooklyn-born artist Ed Friedland served as chairman of Krell Software Corp., a creator and manufacturer of educational computer programs. Formerly a political science faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley and senior staff officer at the National Academy of Science, Friedland was the author of numerous works on public affairs.

Full name: 
Edward Friedland
Artist: 
Edward Friedland
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Warren Bernhardt

Location

Newport, RI

A painter for many years, Warren experimented with different media. This painting, an acrylic done from memory, depicts the entrance to the east passage of Narragansett Bay as viewed from Brenton Point.

Full name: 
Warren Bernhardt
Artist: 
Warren Bernhardt
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Sarah Nelson Collier

Location

Washington, PA

Sarah created this mask at age 11 inan MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held October 30, 1993, at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. She served as the MDA Goodwill Ambassador for Maryland in 1993 and 1994, and is an active volunteer for several organizations.

Full name: 
Sarah Nelson Collier

Melody Cleary

Location

Beaverton, OR

Melody studied art at a local college. She works in acrylics, pastels, mixed media and watercolor. Melody has been painting as a hobby for several years and has received numerous awards.

Full name: 
Melody Cleary
Artist: 
Melody Cleary
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Watercolor Collage

Samuel Williams

Location

Charlotte, NC

Samuel created this artwork at age 10. He served as the 1998 and 1999 MDA State Goodwill Ambassador for North Carolina. Samuel graduated from high school in 2008 and attends college.

Full name: 
Samuel Williams
Artist: 
Samuel Williams
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Marker

Matthew Canfield

Location

Watervliet, NY

Matthew has been painting for many years. He has a master’s degree in education and teaches art in an elementary school. Matthew pasted together several snapshots of downtown Albany and then created this painting.

Full name: 
Matthew Canfield
Artist: 
Matthew Canfield
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Oil

Milda Vizbar

Location

New York, NY
Full name: 
Milda Vizbar
Artist: 
Milda Vizbar
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Les Woolley

Location

Centerpoint, NY

Les became a full-time artist at age 50. Unable to hold a paintbrush, he relied on his acclaimed “drip method” of painting. By dripping and pouring pools of different colors onto a canvas and maueuvering it with his hands, Les produced amazing patterns and dynamic images. He shared his love of art by teaching children with disabilities. Les’ works have been presented in numerous New York and Long Island exhibits.

Full name: 
Les Wooley
Artist: 
Les Woolley
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Acrylic

Cathleen Cato Givan

Location

Secaucus, NJ

Formerly a pharmacist, Cato has studied art all her life, including stints in Europe and the Art Students League of Denver. She now creates commissioned art and other original works in several media. This painting is a portrait of Cato’s rottweiler service dog, Faust, who assists her by retrieving objects, opening doors, turning lights on and off, and performing other tasks.

Full name: 
Cathleen Givan
Artist: 
Cathleen Cato Givan
Disease: 
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
Medium: 
Pastels

Elisabeth Preble Morley

Location

Minneapolis, MN

Elisabeth received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn. She began creating artwork as a toddler as soon as she realized paint was not something to eat! Her artwork has won awards in juried shows, and she was the winner of the 2008 Neurology Now magazine art contest. Along with creating artwork, Elisabeth enjoys reading, good tea, and she’s a comic and Renaissance Fest Fan.

Full name: 
Elisabeth Preble Morley
Artist: 
Elisabeth Preble Morley
Disease: 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

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