Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Flip Flop # 5

Artist: 

Harry was an accomplished artist in various mediums.  He received a Master of Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked in graphic design.  Harry’s works have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums and several pieces have been seen internationally

Clown Quartet

Artist: 

Monty had been drawing since childhood and began painting in 1990 after retiring from the textile industry.  He specialized in painting people, especially children, and loved to paint clowns and other happy characters.  Monty won many awards and his paintings have been exhibited throughout Florida.

First Date

Artist: 

Monty had been drawing since childhood and began painting in 1990 after retiring from the textile industry.  He specialized in painting people, especially children, and loved to paint clowns and other happy characters.  Monty won many awards and his paintings have been exhibited throughout Florida.

Dragonflies

Artist: 

Fred painted for over 30 years, but began working on linoleum block images after an ALS diagnosis.  He exhibited block prints in local galleries and shows, and also created digital artwork.  A few years ago, he created butterflies that he e-mailed to contacts all over the world which were then photographed and returned to Fred.  As a result, his work has been seen and photographed on every continent as well as the International Space Station.

Cooking Up a Storm

Artist: 

Monty had been drawing since childhood and began painting in 1990 after retiring from the textile industry.  He specialized in painting people, especially children, and loved to paint clowns and other happy characters.  Monty won many awards and his paintings have been exhibited throughout Florida.

Conroe Landscape

Artist: 

Nancy studied art in Europe and the Houston area.  She was a member of the National Society of Artists and received numerous awards and prizes in juried shows and exhibits.

Cape May Boat Yard

An accomplished artist, George exhibited and sold his artwork in several states.  He designed and manufactured a device to support his painting materials, which allowed him to continue painting as his disease progressed.  George received the MDA State Personal Achievement Award for West Virginia in 1999.

Breathtaking Metamorphosis

Artist: 

Erin is a former actress and singer.  She uses a computer with special software that allows her to write and create artwork via a sensor taped to her forehead.  This artwork was created using the Microsoft Paint program.

Ballerina II

Artist: 

Tom retired from teaching at a community college in 2000 and was looking forward to playing and performing music.  Months later he received a diagnosis of ALS and as he lost his mobility, beginning with his feet and moving upward, he began making adaptations every step of the way.  Now a quadriplegic, Tom blinks his eyes to communicate and draw on a computer.  “Ballerina 2” is a study of human form, gesture and movement.

African Safari

Norma enjoyed painting for more than 30 years.  She won numerous awards at local festivals and county fairs.  Her hobbies included reading, traveling and enjoying her six grandchildren.

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