“Guarding the Coast” (top) by Mike Shirk and “Mixed Greens” by Beth Shirk.
Creating art is one of the ways we keep our spirits up when our bodies may be down. Beth is a lifelong artist with a degree in art from San Diego State University. I took up art after my disability took away most of my other pastimes (golf, tennis, running, hiking, piano). Despite coming into the art scene late, I am now a past president and life member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. Our ShirkStudios website has more than 100 paintings on exhibit. Our work is also on display in the Art Collection of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. When our paintings are not out on loan, they can be seen at the MDA National Headquarters in Tucson Arizona.