God has blessed me with a painting talent which I discovered after suffering this devastating accident. This is enough proof to you that disability is never inability.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
How I began to paint
TEN YEARS AFTER MY ACCIDENT, GOD GAVE ME THE GOOD FORTUNE TO HAVE PAINTING LESSONS, FUNDED BY THE APDK EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MR. HUBERT SEIFERT. THAT IS HOW I BEGAN PAINTING FROM MY BED. I HOLD THE BRUSH BETWEEN THE PALM AND THE FINGERS OF MY FIST, PAINTING IN ACRYLICS ON VELLUM PAPER.
FOR YEARS I PAINTED, LEARNING AND IMPROVING MY STYLE, BUT THE PAINTINGS JUST SAT UNNOTICED UNDER MY BED, FOR THERE IS NO ONE TO SELL THEM TO IN A POOR COUNTRY. I HAD REACHED THE POINT WHERE I THOUGHT THAT I MIGHT NEVER BE ABLE TO EXHIBIT THEM, EXCEPT AT MY FUNERAL, WHERE THEY MIGHT BE DISPLAYED BESIDE MY CASKET. THEN CAME THE GLOBAL ART INTITIATIVE BY DOCTOR FRED SORRELLS.