I Work for myself, which is fantastic, because I know longer have to deal with people. The Anxiety was killing me.
David Joyner Art
Name: David Joyner
Art has always given a creative outlet to a world that seems to make this difficult. I am a Fedex driver by day. Art is the total opposite of this.
In 1990, he was deployed to Iraq with the 1st Armored Division and fought in Desert Storm. After being honorably discharged from active duty, Ron joined the Maryland Army National Guard while entering Messiah College. His BIGGEST passion is to serve fellow veterans in any way he can.
Photography, Film Making, Paint, Sculpture
"Making art is literally what keeps me alive. It is a catharsis and an outlet for the dark memories that rumble about in my head."
Alexander is a medically retired Marine MP. After his retirement, he went back to school for welding. Welding helps him escape and let go of his troubles. He creates whatever is in his heart and in his mind's eye.
Name: Brian Ferrand Brian is a former Paratrooper, Aircrewan, Nurse/Medic. I am also a 50% SC DV.
I started hand engraving and silver smithing as a hobby and it grew from there.
Exit12 Dance Company
Name: Roman Baca Dance Theatre and Choreography
"It has changed my life by allowing me to explore & investigate unresolved themes that were associated with my service."
Name: Gary Price 10 years as a woodworker.
"As a veteran, woodworking relaxes me and gives me something to think about other than my issues."
Name: Christopher Denmon
Drawing and creating art is one of my earliest memories, and I have been doing creative type works my entire life. I began becoming very serious about being profession after my ETS in 2010.
JSB Arts/Shawna N.M. Barnes- Sculptor
Name: Shawna N.M. Barnes
Unable to maintain traditional employment, my art has given me a new focus. I’ve discovered a new passion in life. it’s given me a way to tell my story; it’s given me a voice.
Bernie Donato Art
Name: Bernardine "Bernie" Donato
I was a flight nurse in my military career, an ER trauma nurse in my civilian career, and a reserve police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department.
Angie Blevins Art
Name: Angie B. Blevins
I was an illustrator Draftsmen in the Navy, I Painted murals on a base in Texas, then drew charts and pictures, before Power Point existed.
Name: Dave Rogers
Art is my lifeline to the outside world. Since leaving the army, I have been struggling to get back to a normal way of communicating with people.
Name: Jenifer Chadbourne
I paint using actual military uniforms, mostly ACUs and DCUs. Soldiers and veterans often donate them to me so I can make art with them.
We would love to hear from you and share your story on how art has impacted you!
Name: Shawn Augustson
Through painting Shawn has found a way to express himself and with his photography it has gotten him back out into society and increased his confidence in himself.
Paul Hutson Photography
Name: William Paul Hutson
I have been doing photography for 20 years, on and off. Within the last few years, I have gotten into it more. Being a veteran has helped me establish my business.