I am excited to participate in the Georgia Artists with Disabilities Art Show on September 21st at the Georgia Power Building in Atlanta.
I will write my Biography here that I need to do.....to enter my 3 paintings, and hopefully sell them also.
I realized I could paint while in high school. But afterwards, at 19 I was struck by Multiple Sclerosis. I still worked, had a great life except MS had to be dealt with like I started using a wheelchair etc. I fought to live a normal life despite MS for decades, getting married 34 years ago. I had 2 children back in the day they were not sure I should. I am thankful I took that risk. Fast forward
I wanted to get out more last year so my aunt Sue and I started taking an acrylic painting class at our Douglasville Senior Center. I found out I could still paint. It is exhausting so after an hour or two of painting I need to lay down to rest. My right hand was damaged by MS decades ago, so I can paint ambidextrously now! I cannot use an easel since my arms are too weak. I paint on my table while sitting in a wheelchair til the fatigue and pain gets too bad.
I am surprised by the tiny lines and details I can paint, it’s just miraculous. After having MS 40 years I could have never dreamed that I would become an artist!
So don’t give up.