Each year, MSAA features the work of artists affected by multiple sclerosis in our annual MSAA Art Showcase. We also highlight one artist each month as our Artist of the Month. This month, we are proud to feature artist Gretchen Steele of Coulterville, IL:
About the Artist
“Diagnosed in 1999, the early years of my disease journey were fraught with frequent and especially debilitating relapses. During one of those relapses while receiving occupational therapy at home the therapist remarked how much she enjoyed the many photos adorning the walls.
Thanks to that insight of the therapist, photography has blossomed into much more than just art therapy or a hobby. Since then I have advanced to work professionally as my disease permits as an outdoor and wildlife photographer.”
Read more and see additional works from this artist and others at mymsaa.org/artshowcase.