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.
Sarah, who served as the 2001 MDA National Goodwill Ambassador, created this artwork at age 7. Her hobbies include swimming, singing in the church youth choir and art. This artwork was featured in the 2001 MDA Holiday Wishes card collection.
Karen received a master’s degree in art from California State University, Fullerton, with an emphasis in illustration. She has exhibited her work in Las Vegas galleries and has collectors around the world. Karen’s favorite subjects are animals, and she hides a rose in every painting. The rose represents Karen. She selected it as an object that is easily accepted by others.
Blanche began drawing and painting as a child. This artwork received a People’s Choice award in a local juried exhibit before she donated it to the MDA Art Collection. Blanche’s hobbies include reading, needlework and music.