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.
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.
Hello, I'm an artist living in Portland, OR. My work has appeared in The New Yorker, New Mobility, and several other publications. I work full-time as a graphic designer but enjoy taking freelance jobs focusing on illustration, cartooning, and design.
“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.
Richard won his first award at the Beverly Hills art SHOW in 2016. He was then awarded a full scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center in the summer of 2018. Richard’s work is on display in galleries and private residences internationally.
My work mostly explores the body and how society responds to the human form. In my paintings and drawings; sexuality, grotesque beauty, body ideals, vanity, and the ambiguity between pleasure and pain are all common themes.