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.
Brett Colonell suffered a SCI at the level of C-4/C-5 in 1997 rendering him paralyzed from the neck down. He has had to tackle tasks completely hands free from his chair. This includes finishing a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the UC at Boulder, and later earning an MBA from the UC at Denver.
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.
Laura Grace Beck
I am Laura Beck, a c6 quadriplegic, currently based in Tennessee. working towards nomad van life. I focus most on acrylic pieces, but I also love working with water color and gouache.
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.
Muniba Mazari aims to give her clients the best of her artistic abilities. She believes in playing with vibrant colors and flawless portrayal of true emotions. Her work speaks her heart out and is all about people, their expressions, dreams and aspirations. She paints hope with colors.
“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.”
My work embodies themes of control, independence, growth, and plays with concepts that are personal to my journey. My aim is to spread awareness of spinal cord injury and the experience of living with a disability, using my own personal journey through loss and how I reconnected with my identity and new body, embracing my restrictions.
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.
After I was in a ski accident leaving me paralyzed from the neck down, I started to learn to paint with my mouth. It became a great way for me to express myself and get more involved with the arts. Now it has become a way for me to earn some extra money while still enjoying myself. I'm glad to have found this hobby.
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.
At 15, Scott injured his spinal cord while playing hockey. As a result, he is a quadriplegic and has no productive use of his hands. For years, he refused to paint because he did not want to paint by holding the brush in his mouth. Scott eventually gave in, and he immediately found that he deeply enjoyed the process of his expressing his emotions and feelings through paint.