Hello, I am Ione Bridgman, an ISN Artist. I am ninety years old, and I have been doing artwork of various forms for most of my life.
Before marrying, I was a display artist in a large department store in New Zealand. Not long afterwards I completed an International Correspondence Course on Art. I now paint for my own enjoyment. Below is an animated series of some of my paintings.
I am the mother of Sherrill Knaggs, an ISN News Guide and Artist, who is severely disabled with Diffuse Scleroderma. She sends some of my paintings to the website, through her computer, for illustrating the stories of people with scleroderma.
I have also painted the book covers for the entire Voices of Scleroderma Book Series .
I live about half a mile away from Sherrill and her husband, in a quiet country area of New Zealand, and as I am in my eighties now, they keep an eye on me too.
Reading Voices of Scleroderma Books: Diana Kramer.
Sharing Scleroderma Awareness Bracelets: Deb Martin, Brenda Miller, Vickie Risner.
Thanks to UNITED WAY donors of Central New Mexico and Snohomish County!
Patricia Ann Black: Marilyn Currier, Shelley Ensz, Richard Howitt, Gerald and Pat Ivanejko, Juno Beach Condo Association, Keith and Rosalyn Miller, and Elaine Wible.
Gayle Hedlin: Daniel and Joann Pepper and Nancy Smithberg.
Janet Paulmenn: Anonymous, Mary Jo Austin, Shelley Blaser, Susan Book, Dennis and Pat Clayton, Grace Cunha, Cindy Dorio, Michael and Patricia Donahue, Shelley Ensz, Nancy Falkenhagen, Jo Frowde, Alice Gigl, Margaret Hollywood, Karen Khalaf and Family, Susan Kvarantan, Bradley Lawrence, Jillyan Little, Donna Madge, Michele Maxson, Barry and Judith McCabe, John Moffett, My Tribute Foundation, Joan-Marie Permison, John Roberts, Margaret Roof, Maryellen Ryan, Mayalin and Kiralee Murphy, Nancy Settle-Murphy, and Bruce and Elizabeth Winter.
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