Hire an Artist with SCI/D!
I’m always willing to try new things and even enjoy a challenge, so requests and ideas are happily accepted! My biggest hope and motivation is for my art to bring people a bit of happiness and inspiration. Thank you for allowing me to share my passion with the world.
I feel the need to share my work with the rest of the world and bring happiness into people's personal spaces. I want my paintings to bring people to a place of serenity, vibrance and pure joy. These days, you can find me working on commissions in my home studio while juggling mom life. Everyday, I reflect at all the things to be grateful for and embrace right now.
Since becoming paraplegic in 2009, I turned to art as a release. I attended Sunderland 2012 and then went straight on to my MA in illustration and design. My MA looked at the benefits of art therapy for people living with disability or mental illness. I graduated in 2017, and I set up Regeneration NE with the aim of teaching art in the community to those living with disability or mental illness.
Gretchen Nowling (Ryan)
2012 Singapore | Galerie Steph | "Hearts for Eyes" | March 2- April 28
2011 New York | Fred Torres Collaborations "Cheers in Heaven" | November15-January 7, 2012
2009 New York | Fred Torres Collaborations | "Little Pretty" | April 3 - May 12
Travel Inspired Art
I am casting a wide net, or should I say broad strokes, using the term “travel inspired art.” These are pieces which are inspired by trips abroad; as well as, journeys within. Each piece of art celebrates the miraculous beauty of nature; the amazing world around us; and the journey of self-discovery along the way.
I am Kennedy, a painter living with spinal cord injury from Kenya. I learned to paint after my diving accident in a swimming pool in school at age 16. Though I still have no grip in my fingers, I paint by clenching the brush between my fingers.
I will send you my paintings protected in a tube. No payment is required until it arrives safely to you.
Mariam Paré is a celebrated mouth painter for colorful portraits and multi-media works. She makes video, digital, and art based on the disability experience. Mariam exhibits worldwide and in the private collections of actors Pierce Brosnan, and Kathie Lee Gifford. Commissions include Craig H. Nielsen Foundation, Omorose Cosmetics, LifeWTR, and Pepsi.
“I want people to understand by looking deeper into my paintings, that they were created not only by a person with a disability but a person with a disability living as an outsider. I push my limits physically to find environments that inspire my image making. The is my secret to flipping the expectations imposed on a person with a disability and living a life possibly more enriched than able bodied people.”
Life is weird. You are the Universe. This is the stuff I make. At the end of 2010 I was in a serious car accident, leaving me paralyzed from the neck down with only limited use of my arms. Eventually I began experimenting with watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting. Eventually I began experimenting with watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting. Now I work full time creating and selling my work.