Periodically my artistic side forced its way into consciousness causing spurts of creativity before retreating into my subconscious.
I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2005 and by the summer of 2009 my symptoms forced me into retirement. I searched for purpose and my prayers were answered that Christmas. My wife and I parked in front of an art gallery and stopped to view the paintings. An older gentleman in overalls watched us so I inquired if the artist offered lessons, to which he replied, "yes, I do."
After a few lessons painting would become my calling. I began painting on a daily schedule and soon discovered my ability to focus improved, as did my tremors, which is now embraced by the PD medical community.
After several years, I reached a confidence level to display my work in art shows. My paintings began to sell. The thought occurred to me, donate a portion of each sales to find a cure, thus my motto, Art for Parkinson's.
Frederick’s work can be found on his website, twowilletsgallery.com.