I was born with spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy. I’ve been using my mouth or a mouthstick to write, type, paint, draw and perform daily activities since I was 12 years old.
I enjoy drawing still life, landscapes and architecture. I work from pictures or something I have seen in person. I’ve dabbled in oil paints, watercolors and colored pencils, as well as graphite pencils. I find graphite to be the easiest and least messy medium for me to use.
Some people have said I’ve shown great skill in watercolor, especially when you consider that I am self taught. Much of my work is intricate and detailed. Most consider it realistic, as opposed to abstract.
I’ve participated in the Mary Fee Bed Fine Arts Exhibition for more than 20 years and several of my pieces are part of the hospital’s permanent collection. I use a logo on my artwork. It’s three ‘G’s, which represent “Giving God Glory.”