Creating Art: Mariam Paré

Self Portrait 9x12 acrylic by mouth-painter Mariam Paré
Self Portrait 9×12 acrylic
by mouth-painter Mariam Paré


Excerpt of Article by Hosea Sanders | ABC7 News

A woman in Illinois is not letting hand paralysis stop her dreams of being a painter.

Imagine all your life you’ve dreamed of being a painter. Then, suddenly, you lose the use of your hands.

That is exactly what happened to Mariam Paré, a young suburban woman. But that only made her more determined to find a way to make that dream come true.

Before she was shot in the back and paralyzed almost 20 years ago, Paré was a promising painter. At first she thought that dream was over – until she realized she could still paint using her mouth instead of her hands.

Click here to see Pare’s gallery.


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Thanks to Mariam Paré for sharing her story; Pierce Brosnan for adding to the story; Hosea Sanders for writing the article; ABC7 Eyewitness News for committing its resources to publishing the article; Disabled Magazine for sharing the article; Google for helping me find Paré’s gallery; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture, video, and text I used in this post.

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