Bean Fairbanks – March 2019 Artist of the Month

Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in the annual MS Ability and Four Seasons Art Showcases, including highlighting one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature Bean Fairbanks of Seattle, WA:

Bean Fairbanks - Into the Deep

“Into the Deep”

About the Artist

“Since 1987, one of the consequences/opportunities of MS has been that I had to continuously reinvent myself to maximize my current talents and surmount obstacles. In the past, I crafted with charcoal, pen/ ink, pastels and acrylic as well as my first love: textile arts.

I discovered alcohol inks. Vibrant and slightly unpredictable but most importantly, allow me to create art with easy to handle tools like Q-tips, cotton balls, straws and eye droppers. I save the brush work for my ‘good’ days.”

Read more and see additional works from this artist and others at

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