2017 MSAA MS Ability Art Showcase Artist of the Month

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Laura Patchen – Pittsford, NY

I have been diagnosed with MS since 1998, and stopped working because of it in 2005. I began painting around 2010, looking for something to do that would make me feel like I had accomplished something. I enjoy painting immensely. It gives me joy and reminds me of places I’ve visited. The gazebo holds a special spot in my heart, as my daughter got married in a gazebo a few months ago. One of the wonderful things about painting is that when I become tired, I can put it aside and go back to it another day when I have more energy. I know that eventually, I will finish what I’ve started- it just might take me a little bit longer than I’d like.

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