15 Disabled Artists Who Will Show You Nothing Is Impossible!
Around 10 percent of the total world’s population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability according to Disability Statistics’ annual report. Looking at the art pieces on this list you couldn’t tell that they were created by someone with adversity, often with tremendous amounts of effort and time.
From artists painting with their mouths to blind photographers – these people are a truly an inspiration. Living with conditions most can’t even imagine, they often use art as a way to communicate with the world. For some people here, that is the only way of communication they have.
Check out these astounding disabled artists, whose stories will motivate you and show you that nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it!
#1 Huang Guofu Lost Both His Arms In A Horrible Electric Shock Accident At The Age Of Four, However This Didn’t Stop Him From Pursuing His Dreams, He Began Painting With His Feet At The Age Of 12
#2 Along With Speech Therapy, Iris Grace’s, Who Has Autism, Parents Introduced Her To Painting, Which Is When They Discovered Her Amazing Talent
#3 Mariusz Kedzierski Was Born Without Arms But Still Managed To Fulfill His Dream Of Drawing Realistic Paintings
#4 Peter Longstaff Was Born Without Arms As A Result Of His Mother Being Prescribed The Drug Thalidomide During Pregnancy, But Peter Has Never Considered Himself As Being Disabled
#5 Diagnosed With Autism At Age Three, Stephen Wiltshire Is Now Famous For Producing Highly Detailed Scenes After Just A Brief Glance
#6 Born With Cerebral Palsy, Paul Smith Used To Create Amazing Artworks Using Only 1 Finger On A Typewriter
#7 My Sister Alana Was Born Without The Use Of Her Hands. She Paints Using Her Mouth And Feet. I Wanted To Share Some Of Her Artwork
#8 Tommy Hollenstein Paints With The Help Of His Wheelchair, Which He Was Bound To After A Mountain Bike Accident Left Him With A Broken Neck
#9 Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj Could Be Called Specially Abled. He Creates Amazing Paintings With His Feet. Also He Is A Gold Medalist In Arts Field And A 33 Award Winner
#10 If You Wanted To Be A Tattoo Artist But Lost Your Drawing Arm, What Would You Do? JC Sheitan Tenet Has An Answer: Get A Prosthetic Arm That’s Better Than Flesh And Bone. His Custom Made Steampunk-Inspired Limb Integrates An Inking Needle, A Pressure Gauge And Piping
#11 When There’s A Will There’s A Way, And This Is Certainly True For Zuly Sanguino, Her Desire To Paint Is Stronger Than Her Disability
#12 Rakan Abdulaziz Kurdi Proves That Disability Is Not A Limit By Creating These Realistic Paintings
#13 Born With Cerebral Palsy, Doug Jackson Paints With A Brush Attached To A Special Headband. Jackson Started Painting At 11 And Has Gained Recognition Across The Country For His Impressionist Style
#14 Brian Tagalog Was Born Without Arms, But He Has Never Let This Serious Adversity Keep Him From Leading A Normal Life. He Believes He Is The Only Certified Tattoo Artist Without Arms In The World
#15 Victorine Floyd Fludd Is A Blind Photographer Who Lost Her Vision At The Age Of 26