Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)

Craig Smyres

Location

Reno, NV

Craig graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been drawing for many years and has participated in numerous exhibits in Nevada, including an MDA Art Collection exhibit at the Metro Gallery in Reno in the fall of 2001.

Full name: 
Craig Smyres
Artist: 
Craig Smyres
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Charles Marks

Location

St. Louis, MO

Charles graduated in 1984 from Northwest High School in House Springs, Mo. He used pen and ink in creating this pointillism and line drawing artwork.

Full name: 
Charles Marks
Artist: 
Charles Marks
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Pointillism/Litho

Ben B. Mathews

Location

Metairie, LA

Ben is a successful real estate agent who has been pursuing the art of photography for more than 25 years. He specializes in nautical scenes that capture the beauty of his native Louisiana. Ben has had several exhibits, and his artwork is displayed in many offices around the city.

Full name: 
Ben Mathews
Artist: 
Ben B. Mathews
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Photograph

L. Dwain Smith

Location

Paducah, KY

Dwain has been painting for many years, and worked as a goldsmith and silversmith for 20 years. He was fortunate to visit Zeeland, located in southwest Netherlands, as winter was morphing into spring. Dwain used a heavy impasto underpainting denoting the spring winds and the earth erupting with a full bounty of blooming bulbs. He is a member of the Paducah Area Painters Alliance and exhibits works in their co-op gallery in Paducah.

Full name: 
Dwain Smith

Carla Koehn

Location

McPherson, KS

Carla has been drawing since she was a child and especially enjoys creating cartoons, pictures of people and logos. Her hobbies include reading, gardening and making hooked rugs. This artwork was featured in the 2001 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.

Full name: 
Carla Koehn
Artist: 
Carla Koehn
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Marker

Christopher Cookson

Location

Newton, KS

Christopher is a writer and has been painting for several years. He has shown his artwork in local exhibits and created a Web site that features a variety of his works.

Full name: 
Christopher Cookson
Artist: 
Christopher Cookson
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

Angie Jensen-Burgett

Location

Des Moines, IA
Full name: 
Angie Jensen-Burgett

Diane Zum Brunnen

Location

Alameda, CA

Diane has had many one-woman shows at art galleries in Monterey, San Francisco and the Bay Area, as well as a one-woman show at Nordstroms in San Francisco. Her work also has been part of an annual show at the Alameda Historical Museum. Diane is a longtime member of the Alameda Art Association. For 13 years, she’s served as chairwoman of an MDA-sponsored support group in the San Francisco area.

Full name: 
Diane Zum Brunnen
Artist: 
Diane Zum Brunnen
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

Charles Motisher

Location

Scottsdale, AZ

After a 30-year career as an attorney, Charles turned his hobby of photography into a profession. Charles and his wife worked as a team, and he was well known in Colorado as a scenic photographer. Charles’ photos have been featured on postcards, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.

Full name: 
Charles Motisher
Artist: 
Charles Motisher
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Photograph

Tina Prince

Location

Jasper, FL

Tina is a self-taught artist who began drawing and painting in childhood. She also writes songs and poetry, and has had poems published in the Poetry Guild magazine.

Full name: 
Tina Prince
Artist: 
Tina Prince
Disease: 
Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD)
Medium: 
Oil

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