Diane E. Taylor, a Long Beach, Calif., artist has worked as a scenic artist, decorator and set painter for the motion picture industry. She turns to subjects like war to provoke catharsis. “I find stories of war and the wounded to be painful and I sometimes paint about disturbing subjects for expression and relief,” Taylor says. She is also drawn to it in support of her brother, an orthopaedic surgeon and retired Army Colonel, and her father, a Marine who was injured in a foxhole during the Korean War. “Basically, I believe all our veterans and those still in service deserve the best medical care this world has to offer,” she says.