Michael retired in January 2006 as the executive officer in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Buffalo, where he conducted research on the causes of muscular dystrophy. He’s an accomplished painter whose works are accepted at juried shows.
Ariane was an accomplished New York artist whose works are in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Philadelphia museum of Art. Her stylized representational figures and exuberant use of color were distinctly her own.
Edward received numerous awards in juried shows and art festivals throughout New England. He exhibited in group shows as well as six individual shows. Edward’s works also are seen in permanent collections nationwide and abroad.
Ruth was an elementary school teacher, guidance counselor and tutor. She held bachelor's and master's degrees from Regis College and Framingham State College in Massachusetts. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout New England. Ruth also served as the 1999 MDA Personal Achievement Award recipient for Massachusetts
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.
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.
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.
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.