About the Artist
Eric Schmidt was born in Illinois. After serving in the Navy, he worked as an electrician, travelling for 26 years with various carnivals. As a painter at Valley Fair Amusement Park, his favorite memories include painting Wild Thing. Eric had his stroke nine years ago. He was left with difficulty speaking, reading and right-side paralysis. Eric has been active in Park Nicollet’s INSPIRE Camera Club for seven years. The self-discovery and adaptability in this new talent has moved Eric forward and inspired others. His work hangs in the Methodist Hospital’s Rehab Services waiting room.