Friday, January 17, 2020

Tag: Mouth Painting

Making art out of life’s struggles

Published: September 10, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury:

After becoming paralysed at the age of 22, Gilbert Tan thought his life was over. But perseverance and dedication saw him become a world-renowned artist who paints with the brush in his mouth.

SINGAPORE: Gilbert Tan was just 22 years old when a regular visit to a swimming pool ended life as he knew it.

He remembers what happened vividly. The year was 1983, and it was just five days before National Day. Then an architectural draftsman at Hitachi, he was with his colleagues at Delta Sports Complex in Redhill.

Quadriplegic uses painting skills to inspire others

Published: November 22, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

brendon-swartz-1Cape Town – After losing the use of his limbs 14 years ago, Brenton Swartz could have given up on life.

He was shot, leaving him paralysed from the neck down. But the quadriplegic, who studied architecture at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, refused to let life get him down.

Swartz is now an accomplished mouth artist, and used his skill of painting with his mouth to inspire severely disabled children in light of Disability Awareness Month, next month.

Quadriplegic artist uses mouth to create masterpieces

Published: April 20, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

SPICEWOOD, TEXAS – A local artist is creating masterpieces in a very unique way after he fractured two vertebrae.

Artist, Painter and Paralyzed | Mariam Paré

Published: December 15, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mariam Pare’ is a member of the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists Association

Quadriplegic Artist Makes Incredible Paintings Using Only His Mouth

Published: July 16, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Henry FraserNothing will ever come between Henry Fraser and his love for art.

Fraser, an England-based painter, was paralyzed after a traumatic accident six years ago.

While vacationing in Portugal with a few friends, Fraser dove off a dock into shallow waters and dislocated his neck.

According to Huffington Post, Fraser is now paralyzed from the shoulders down, but that won’t stop him from pursuing his true passion: art.

Former surfer, now quadriplegic’s advice: Never give up

Published: January 17, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

ronheagy_184ALBANY, Ore. — Ron Heagy Jr. of Millersburg, Ore., used to think he had problems.

He was 17, 6-foot-2, and could bench-press 300 pounds. He was going to be a fullback for Oregon State University. He had plans for spring break that didn’t include dragging his little brother along on a surfing trip.

But here he was, stuck with a 13-year-old, so mad he shrugged off his mother’s request for a hug goodbye.

March 17, 1980. A perfect, pristine morning, the day before his 18th birthday. Heagy left his brother snoozing on the sand and headed out for what looked like the perfect wave.

Paralyzed Artist Creates Works That Reflect Shooting That Injured Her

Published: September 5, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Mariam-ParéLINCOLN PARK — Mariam Paré paints by loosely holding her paintbrush between her molars.

Paré is paralyzed, the victim of random gun violence that left her unable to walk, and with limited use of her hands.

It’s been 18 years since a bullet lodged in her spine while on a visit to Virginia; she still does not know who shot the bullet that nearly ended her lifelong goal to be an artist. The 38-year-old says it took about eight years after she was shot to get back to the point where her art was before the shooting.

Quadriplegic former racer’s first exhibition opens at Trinity

Published: August 20, 2014

Roger Pedrick at the Trinity TheatreQuadriplegic former racing-car-driver Roger Pedrick, who was injured in a Formula Ford testing accident at Brands Hatch almost four decades ago, has opened the first exhibition of his paintings, Unity in Community, at the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells.

The exhibition was opened on Friday (August 15) by Pedrick’s long-time friend and ex-Formula 1 driver Jonathan Palmer, whose MotorSport Vision group currently operates the Kent circuit.

Pedrick’s quadriplegia means he has very limited movement below the shoulders and as a result he paints with a brush between his teeth.

Naperville painter learned all over again after shooting left her paralyzed

Published: July 6, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

paralized artist Mariam PareIt has been 18 years since Mariam Pare flew from San Francisco to Richmond, Va. for a weekend getaway.

Pare has not returned to her apartment on the West Coast since that flight, but she still paints — just without the use of her arms or legs.

The 20-year-old art student who left San Francisco is now a 38-year-old professional — and one of the featured exhibitors at the upcoming Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival.

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Published: August 22, 2013
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