2015 MSAA Art Showcase Entrants
Bob Donner – Apple Valley, MN
I have MS, but I don’t let that define me. In my wheelchair, it’s obvious that I’m physically challenged, but I’d much rather be known as the “artist” in the wheelchair.
Shortly after my diagnosis, I was on my computer one day and, on a whim, drew a bear using my mouse as my “pencil”. It was far from perfect, but resembled a bear well enough to capture my interest. I began steadily developing the skill, and now most of my day is spent at my computer, mouse in hand, creating images on the screen.
When away from home, I’m observing everything around me, wondering how I would draw it. I especially like the drama of sunrises and sunsets. Each one is a unique display lasting several hours. My advice: Watch as many as you can, with the wonder of a five year old, and the eyes of an “artist”.
Flowers on Black
Great lakes sunset
Wood duck on Bear lake at sunset