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.
Diane has had many one-woman shows at art galleries in Monterey, San Francisco and the Bay Area, as well as a one-woman show at Nordstroms in San Francisco. Her work also has been part of an annual show at the Alameda Historical Museum. Diane is a longtime member of the Alameda Art Association. For 13 years, she’s served as chairwoman of an MDA-sponsored support group in the San Francisco area.
After a 30-year career as an attorney, Charles turned his hobby of photography into a profession. Charles and his wife worked as a team, and he was well known in Colorado as a scenic photographer. Charles’ photos have been featured on postcards, calendars, greeting cards and magazines.
Mallory has been drawing since she was a toddler. She participates in school art competitions. Mallory’s hobbies include knitting, music and playing video games. This is her second donation to the MDA Art Collection.