David survived a major stroke in his mid-forties which left him confused and speechless. His right side was paralyzed and without the sense of touch. He came home broken and scattered, like a barn following a tornado. His family, friends and belief were all still in place like a stone foundation, but everything else was in ruin. One timber at a time, his frame was reconstructed. He was re-roofed, sided and painted with …love. Eventually, David was able to go back to work as an Art Teacher in the North Penn School District and before retiring had the honor of serving the community as the Director of Elementary and Director of Secondary Education. The stroke gave him the opportunity to learn how to learn so that he could teach others. As a right-handed artist, he avoided picking up a paintbrush for a long time. He can’t feel the brush in his fingers, much less the tension of the bristles against the canvas. Painting seemed as impossible as hiking through the Alps, but he closed his fingers around a brush and dipped its tip into a dab of barn-red paint. He has dropped brushes a hundred-thousand times, but he continues to paint! The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. A portion of the sales from David’s art will be donated to the Frederick Living Resident Benevolent Fund.