I have been an artist all of my life. I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in October 2006. When I heard those words and what they meant I was stricken with fear and convinced myself that I would never paint again.
Gradually, with the caring and support of my wife Nancy, I began to work again. My efforts were clumsy at first, but gradually I regained control of the brush, my color sense and drawing skills returned, and that gave me hope.
My spirit was renewed and my energy flowed. Once again the white canvas and I became partners in my creative ventures. I have discovered a sense of peace. Parkinson's disease and I are companions in life. I will no longer permit that diagnosis be a crippling adversary in my life. I remain an artist!