Mitochondrial Myopathy

Rainbow Colored Flowers

Artist: 

Jonathan created this artwork at age 11.  He’s been drawing and painting for several years.  As a student, Jonathan enjoyed math and drama, and learning about the presidents.

Jungle Fun

Crystal has enjoyed drawing for many years.  Her favorite school subjects are art and English.  She likes to write stories and poems and many of her themes are on strength, joy and inspiration.

Come Fly with Me

Artist: 

Martin became interested in drawing in high school.  He constantly was “doodling” on any type of paper with colored pencils, pens or markers.  Doodling became his therapy.  It usually takes Martin four to six months to complete a work.  He attempts to invoke happiness, pleasure and well-being in each of his pieces.

Isaac Lovely

Location

Beaumont, TX

Isaac created this artwork at age 14 in an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held in Houston. He graduated from Westbrook Senior High School. In addition to art, he's interested in computers.

Full name: 
Isaac Lovely
Artist: 
Isaac Lovely
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Watercolor

Jonathan Hass

Location

Mocksville, NC

Jonathan created this artwork at age 11. He’s been painting for several years. Jonathan enjoys math and drama, and learning about the presidents.

Full name: 
Jonathan Haas
Artist: 
Jonathan Hass
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Marker

Crystal Negron

Location

Carmel, NY

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: 
Crystal Negron
Artist: 
Crystal Negron
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Mixed Media

Jean Watson

Location

St. Cloud, MN

Jean was a member of the Duluth Art Institute and the Very Special Arts in Minnesota. She studied at the Minneapolis Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Institute member shows and the Sister Kenny Institute International Art Shows where she received a Best in Show in 1991. “Shelter” represented to Jean our long-ago ancestors resting from their food harvesting.

Full name: 
Jean Watson
Artist: 
Jean Watson
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Watercolor

Christopher Van Nostrand

Location

Columbia, MD

Chris created this mask at age 8 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held October 30, 1993, at the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. He and his twin brother, Daniel, served as MDA’s Maryland State Goodwill Ambassadors in 1995 and 1996.

Full name: 
Christopher Van Nostrand

Martin Lauer

Location

Olathe, KS

Martin became interested in drawing in high school. He constantly was “doodling” on any type of paper with colored pencils, pens or markers. Doodling became his therapy. It usually takes Martin four to six months to complete a work. He attempts to invoke happiness, pleasure and well-being in each of his pieces.

Full name: 
Martin Lauer
Artist: 
Martin Lauer
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Prisma Colored Pencil

Christine O'Brien

Location

Iowa Falls, IA

Chris has been painting for several years and is a member of the Iowa Watercolor Society. Her works have been exhibited in several states and some of her pen-and-ink drawings have been used for book illustrations.

Full name: 
Christine O'Brien
Artist: 
Christine O'Brien
Disease: 
Mitochondrial Myopathy
Medium: 
Watercolor

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