Ben created this artwork for the 2000 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection. He graduated from Monroe Community College in Rochester, N.Y., with an associate degree in graphic arts and printing. He works as a freelance graphic artist. His hobbies include video games, sporting events and music.
Graham graduated from New Rochelle High School. He used acrylic, oil, pen and ink in his artwork, which has been exhibited in an art gallery in Princeton, N.J. Graham also was commissioned for private and commercial work including an advertisement for the Henry Viscardi School.
Chris, a self-taught artist, received an associate’s degree from Ozarks Technical Community College. His paintings have been exhibited at several local businesses. Chris enjoyed reading science fiction and creating artwork.
Peter created this artwork at age 11 and donated artwork for many years for use on local MDA awards. In 1999, one of his drawings was featured on a card distributed by MDA national sponsor Harley-Davidson. Peter also served as the 1994 Minnesota State Goodwill Ambassador.
Jared created this artwork at age 12 at an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held at the Detroit Institute of Art. He received the Presidential Academic Fitness Award signed by President Clinton in June 1994.
Robert has been painting for several years using a mouth brush, his wheelchair wheels and other items to create his works. He is studying art at Massasoit Community College in Canton, as well as working as an assistant teacher of performing arts at the Massachusetts Hospital School in Canton.
Tod was an avid self-taught artist who won numerous awards at local exhibits. He painted with a brush inserted into a specially designed mouthpiece. Family and friends helped by opening and changing paints.