Around 10 million people – roughly 10 percent of the world’s total population – live with a disability, according to the latest annual report from Disability Statistics. This list, however, will make you think twice. Heck, you might not even believe that these art pieces are created by people with disabilities.
From painting using their mouths to photographers who cannot see, it is safe to say that these individuals are truly an inspiration. Despite their conditions, they have found a way to show their talents with the world. For some of them, though, it has been their only way to communicate.
Check this list we compiled here at Elite Readers. We are pretty sure you will find these stories of beautiful individuals motivating!
#1. Despite suffering from autism, Stephen Wiltshire is famous for creating highly-detailed scenes after a brief glance.
#2. Born without arms, Mariusz Kedzierski still manages to draw realistic drawings.
#3. Iris Grace, who suffers from autism, discovered her true talent: painting.
#4. Peter Longstaff came to this world without arms, but his feet are enough to help him paint incredible pieces.
#5. Paul Smith, who was born with cerebral palsy, is able to create artworks using one finger on a typewriter.
#6. Tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet lost his arm, so he decided to undergo prosthetic surgery. And, oh, he designed this steampunk-ish machine himself!
#7. After a horrific electric shock accident, Huang Guofu lost both of his arms. Still, one can say that his painting talents are god-like.
#8. Alana is unable to use both her arms, but she found a way to create art by painting with her mouth.
#9. Rakan Abdulaziz Kurdi is a living epitome that disability does not necessarily prohibits you from doing incredible stuff.
#10. Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj can paint using his feet, and is also a gold medalist. And he does all these things despite having no arms.
#11. Most of Doug Landis’ body is paralyzed, but he is still capable of showing great talent.
#12. Doug Jackson was born with a cerebral palsy. However, he found a way to create art by attaching a special headband.
#13. John Bramblitt is “functionally blind” and can only differentiate between sunlight and darkness. He paints using textured paints for him to feel his way around the canvass.
#14. Victorine Floyd Fludd lost her vision at the age of 26. But make no mistake, she is a renowned photographer.
#15. Annette Gabbedey’s jewellery designs are amont the popular in this world, and she does this job despite being born without fingers.
#16. Zuly Sanguino is proof that if there is a will, there is a way. Her disability is nothing to her.
#17. Disabled Iranian artist Fatemeh Hamami draws the portrait of Cristiano Ronaldo using only her feet
#18. Steve Chambers loves to paint using his mouth, as his rare condition caused him to be born with arms devoid of muscles.
#19. Tommy Hollenstein found a way to paint amazing piece of art – through the help of his wheelchair.
#20. Here is Mariam Paré painting a portrait of Chuck Close with her mouth
#21. Henry is unable to use his arms and feet, but his mouth is enough to help him paint.
#22. Yang was diagnosed with Als Disease. So, how exactly does he paint? Well, that is by using his face.
#23. Brian Tagalog is a tattoo artist without arms.
#24. Dhiraj Satavilkar’s disability did not prevent him from doing this beautiful stuff.
#25. Desmond Blair may have no hands, but he is probably more talented than others when it comes to painting.
#26. Pete Eckert became a real photographer after he got blind.
#27. James Dunn is a 23-year-old, aspiring photographer living with a condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa, which makes his skin incredibly fragile and prone to blistering and scarring.
#28. British Artist Sargy Mann became blind in his mid-thirties. Since then, his artworks became more complex and mysterious.
#29. Disabled artist Leanne Beetham paints interesting scenes using her mouth.
#30. After suffering from a car crash, Keith Jansz was left paralyzed. He eventually learned to paint using his mouth.
#31. Pema Tshering has cerebral palsy, but he can still paint using his feet.
32. For Pema Tshering, being blind is not a hindrance. It did not stop him from painting.
#33. Paralyzed Vietnamese veteran creates stunning artwork with his mouth.
#34. 77-year-old Helen Rae is deaf and a completely non-verbal artist.
#35. Another war veteran who found sanctuary with painting.
#36. This man found happiness through painting with his mouth.
#37. Jeffrey Ladow is also a disabled artist who uses his mouth to paint.
So, what do you think about this inspiring compilation of disabled artists? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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No bride should look awful during her big day.
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Darika Klinkuhlab opted for a wedding package offered by a recently opened bridal shop near her home thinking it was more convenient than going to her regular beauty shop located quite far away.
During her big day, she went to the shop around noon and they had her wait for about three hours before they started working on her makeup. Worse, the result was awful and it was too late to redo everything as the wedding was scheduled at 4pm. Although disappointed with the result, the unhappy bride went through her wedding ceremony. She then took to Facebook to warn others about choosing a makeup artist and how one should be meticulous in doing so....
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You, sir, are an inspiration and a true hero!
Aside from Manny Pacquiao, the Philippines also has another boxing champion by the name of Nonito Donaire Jr. Interestingly, the WBA interim flyweight world champion recently proved that he has a soft heart for the less fortunate. That is because he turned over around 100 houses to the poor victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) in Lemery, Iloilo.
The Super Typhoon struck the country where people lost homes, property, and even loved ones. It was recognized as one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history. The devastation it brought was so severe that the rehabilitation has yet to come full circle.
The Filipino champ on his way to Greg Secker Village, as he turns over 100 houses to the victims.
Chinese Family Spends 6 Months Working Out Together, Achieves Inspiring Results
The father now looks 20 years younger!
Many people think that losing weight is an easy thing to do as long as you give it a try. Truth is, it is not. It is both difficult mentally and physically, and it will really demand a good amount of pressure from you. A Chinese family, however, has a found a way to make shedding pounds a walk in the park.
They basically did it together for six months, and they really achieved a great transformation within that period. It was Jesse’s, who is a photographer, idea to do the task together and support each other. He even persuaded his father to run alongside with him every day. And it had a positive impact, as his father started to lose passion for life due to his alcohol addiction and beer belly.