Elsha created this artwork at age 15. She graduated first in her class from Northridge High School in Layton. Elsha is no longer able to paint due to weakness in her arms. Previously, she would lie on her side, using her left arm to support her right arm and hand as she painted.
Mackenzie completed fifth grade at Spring Branch School in Houston. One of her favorite activities was the Houston MDA summer camp each year, and she enjoyed drawing. This work of art was created in an MDA-sponsored children’s art workshop held June 6, 1992, in Houston.
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.