William Wood – Lancaster, PA

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William Wood – Lancaster, PA

I began drawing and painting in retirement as a way to relax and socialize with other retirees. Having Multiple Sclerosis made it a challenge for me to draw and paint. I got inspired, however, watching other retirees, who were coping with many other physical disabilities; produce such good looking art pictures and designs. I figured if they can draw and paint so can I.

I started using watercolors and found I had to adapt to a medium where the water runs all over the place. My MS was a problem; hands shake, vision problems, fatigue, etc. But, after a while I adapted the use of the paints, the brushes, and the handling of the water to my physical (dis)abilities. I try to draw and paint several times a week and now even have an extended social group that makes retirement even more enjoyable.

The Barn
The Barn

The Old House
The Old House