Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSH or FSHD)

These Stairs Intrigue Me

Patrick has been creating artwork since a youngster and donated a wire sculpture to the MDA Art Collection at age 14.  While attending Texas Christian University prior to graduating in May 2003, he began exploring photography.  Patrick majored in E-Business with a studio art minor.  He received an M. A. from George Washington University in 2005.

Sky Fire

Stephen has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Nazarene University and has done post-graduate work at Oklahoma State University.  He is a member of Professional Photographers of Oklahoma and the Southwest Professional Photographers Association.

Tenacious Leaf

Artist: 

Audrey taught art for 26 years in the Willmar Public Schools.  She was an internationally recognized artist with several paintings in private collections throughout the world.  Two of her works are part of the Chagall Museum permanent collection in Belarus

Peachtree City Girls

Artist: 

Audrey taught art more than 25 years.  She was an internationally recognized artist with several paintings in private collections throughout the world.  Audrey took a photo of her granddaughters when they lived in Peachtree City, GA.  The photo provided the outline for a lithograph which she hand colored with watercolors.

Peace Flower

Patrick created this artwork at age 14 at an MDA-sponsored children's art workshop held May 13, 1995, at the Glassell Junior School of Art-Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  His hobbies include  drawing, photography and reading.  Patrick received an M. A. froMGeorge Washington University in 2005.

Little Angels

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George has been working in wood sculpture for several years.  This piece combines two intricate “Angel” fish mounted on white coral.  George enjoys fishing for real fish and also carves and plays wooden Native American flutes.  He has donated several of the flutes to people who have respiratory problems or are recovering from a stroke.

Knit Work

Artist: 

Audrey taught art for 26 years in the Willmar Public Schools.  She was an internationally recognized artist with several paintings in private collections throughout the world.  Two of her works are part of the Chagall Museum permanent collection in Belarus.

HMS Bounty

Artist: 

Paul was a multitalented individual who began building models of famous ships in 1990.  The “HMS Bounty” was one of the last ships Paul built before the disease diminished his abilities.  Paul recreated the ships’ details after studying their histories and reading their blueprints.  Each ship took several months to build. This model, 1/50th of the size of the original British ship, is the 200th piece to be donated to the MDA Art Collection.

Flowers for Gladys

Artist: 

John began painting on canvas in 1996.  For many years, he worked in ceramics and exhibited his work at local fairs and the Northern Florida Ceramic Show.  John also volunteered at MDA summer camps, working with the children in ceramics.

Good Tidings of Great Joy

Artist: 

Audrey was an award-winning internationally recognized artist and retired art teacher.  Several of her paintings are in private collections throughout the world.  This painting was featured in the 1999 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.

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