Shawna created this artwork at age 6 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Dallas Museum of Art. She is a former MDA Goodwill Ambassador for the Dallas area. Shawna enjoys drawing, painting and collecting Barbie dolls.
Kathleen spent 2½ months creating this optical illusion pattern. The number of shapes is unknown, but each of the 12 colors is used an equal number of times. Her award-winning work has been selected for numerous juried shows, including the Moss International Art Exhibit, and one of Kathleen’s works is displayed in a private art gallery in England.
Michael worked as a commercial illustrator for many years, but is now creating fine art. Some of his works have been exhibited at local shows as well as the Jackson County (Ore.) Courthouse. This painting is a tributeto Michael’s father who always had a garden which featured beautiful roses and tulips in vivid purples and yellows accented by the green stems.
Carl has been taking photos since 1972. His technique has evolved from traditional film photography processes to using software for cropping, tonal control, color mixing and other effects with scanned images. Although he uses a tracheostomy tube, Carl spends 95 percent of his field time by himself and uses a tripod to keep the camera steady.
Kenneth created artwork for more than 25 years. He taped his paintbrush to his fingers and developed a unique method of painting. Kenneth used Velcro and clamps to hold his paper or canvas onto a Lazy Susan which then turned as he painted.