Around 10 percent of the total world's population, or roughly 650 million people, live with a disability according to Disability Statistics’ annual report. Looking at the art pieces on this list you couldn’t tell that they were created by someone with adversity, often with tremendous amounts of effort and time.

From artists painting with their mouths to blind photographers - these people are a truly an inspiration. Living with conditions most can’t even imagine, they often use art as a way to communicate with the world. For some people here, that is the only way of communication they have.

To celebrate these incredibly strong-willed people, Bored Panda compiled a list showing off their artwork. Check out these astounding artists, we hope you find the stories of these beautiful people motivating!

#1 Mariusz Kedzierski Was Born Without Arms But Still Managed To Fulfill His Dream Of Drawing Realistic Paintings

Mariusz Kedzierski Was Born Without Arms But Still Managed To Fulfill His Dream Of Drawing Realistic Paintings

mariuszkedzierski Report

Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Such an awesome artist. But it's kind of sad he is on the streets.

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#2 Diagnosed With Autism At Age Three, Stephen Wiltshire Is Now Famous For Producing Highly Detailed Scenes After Just A Brief Glance

Diagnosed With Autism At Age Three, Stephen Wiltshire Is Now Famous For Producing Highly Detailed Scenes After Just A Brief Glance

Stephen Wiltshire , Stephen Wiltshire Report

#3 Along With Speech Therapy, Iris Grace's, Who Has Autism, Parents Introduced Her To Painting, Which Is When They Discovered Her Amazing Talent

Along With Speech Therapy, Iris Grace's, Who Has Autism, Parents Introduced Her To Painting, Which Is When They Discovered Her Amazing Talent

Arabella Carter-Johnson Report

Anna Bertane 1 year ago

I would totally hang any of these pictures in my rooms!!

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#4 Born With Cerebral Palsy, Paul Smith Used To Create Amazing Artworks Using Only 1 Finger On A Typewriter

Born With Cerebral Palsy, Paul Smith Used To Create Amazing Artworks Using Only 1 Finger On A Typewriter

John Stofflet , Paul Smith Typewriter Artist Report

Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

I need to learn how to write with a typewriter!

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#5 Peter Longstaff Was Born Without Arms As A Result Of His Mother Being Prescribed The Drug Thalidomide During Pregnancy, But Peter Has Never Considered Himself As Being Disabled

Peter Longstaff Was Born Without Arms As A Result Of His Mother Being Prescribed The Drug Thalidomide During Pregnancy, But Peter Has Never Considered Himself As Being Disabled

archantnorfolk , archantnorfolk Report

Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

Unbelievable! I can't draw that well with my hands!

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#6 If You Wanted To Be A Tattoo Artist But Lost Your Drawing Arm, What Would You Do? JC Sheitan Tenet Has An Answer: Get A Prosthetic Arm That's Better Than Flesh And Bone. His Custom Made Steampunk-Inspired Limb Integrates An Inking Needle, A Pressure Gauge And Piping

If You Wanted To Be A Tattoo Artist But Lost Your Drawing Arm, What Would You Do? JC Sheitan Tenet Has An Answer: Get A Prosthetic Arm That's Better Than Flesh And Bone. His Custom Made Steampunk-Inspired Limb Integrates An Inking Needle, A Pressure Gauge And Piping

JC Sheitan Tenet Report

Ladies and Gentlemen 1 year ago

Wow.. Super! Tattominator!

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#7 Rakan Abdulaziz Kurdi Proves That Disability Is Not A Limit By Creating These Realistic Paintings

Rakan Abdulaziz Kurdi Proves That Disability Is Not A Limit By Creating These Realistic Paintings

rakanku Report

Sierra Batten 1 year ago

Wow, amazing talent!

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#8 Huang Guofu Lost Both His Arms In A Horrible Electric Shock Accident At The Age Of Four, However This Didn’t Stop Him From Pursuing His Dreams, He Began Painting With His Feet At The Age Of 12

Huang Guofu Lost Both His Arms In A Horrible Electric Shock Accident At The Age Of Four, However This Didn’t Stop Him From Pursuing His Dreams, He Began Painting With His Feet At The Age Of 12

Bored Panda Report

Just a Purpler 1 year ago

Oh man I understand this artist so much aha, once you've got that vision in your head, you've just got to find a way to get it on paper. Amazing determination though, it's easy to give up during the first half of a project once you're starting to see it come together but it's still got so much work to do haha.... And to do it without hands, like, wow!

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#9 My Sister Alana Was Born Without The Use Of Her Hands. She Paints Using Her Mouth And Feet. I Wanted To Share Some Of Her Artwork

My Sister Alana Was Born Without The Use Of Her Hands. She Paints Using Her Mouth And Feet. I Wanted To Share Some Of Her Artwork

reddit.com Report

Sierra Batten 1 year ago

Love the zombie girl

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#10 Doug Landis Was Paralyzed From The Neck Down, After An Awful Accident, During A High-School Wrestling Match. He Discovered His Talent When He Saw The Drawing Of A House, On A Christmas Card, And Thought He Could Do It Himself

Doug Landis Was Paralyzed From The Neck Down, After An Awful Accident, During A High-School Wrestling Match. He Discovered His Talent When He Saw The Drawing Of A House, On A Christmas Card, And Thought He Could Do It Himself

mouthart Report

Crazy Cow Lady 1 year ago

Beautiful work

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#11 John Bramblitt Is “Functionally Blind”, Which Means That His Eyes Can Only Differentiate Between Sunlight And Darkness. Despite This, He Paints By Using Textured Paints To Feel His Way Around The Canvas

John Bramblitt Is “Functionally Blind”, Which Means That His Eyes Can Only Differentiate Between Sunlight And Darkness. Despite This, He Paints By Using Textured Paints To Feel His Way Around The Canvas

bramblitt Report

Pi... 1 year ago

All these people.... so much talent overflowing! And me, with my trivial cribbage... or so it seems now.

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#12 Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj Could Be Called Specially Abled. He Creates Amazing Paintings With His Feet. Also He Is A Gold Medalist In Arts Field And A 33 Award Winner

Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj Could Be Called Specially Abled. He Creates Amazing Paintings With His Feet. Also He Is A Gold Medalist In Arts Field And A 33 Award Winner

Uttam Kumar Bhardwaj Report

sexy_scorpio_3MD 1 year ago

These are gorgeous!

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#13 Born With Cerebral Palsy, Doug Jackson Paints With A Brush Attached To A Special Headband. Jackson Started Painting At 11 And Has Gained Recognition Across The Country For His Impressionist Style

Born With Cerebral Palsy, Doug Jackson Paints With A Brush Attached To A Special Headband. Jackson Started Painting At 11 And Has Gained Recognition Across The Country For His Impressionist Style

Doug Jackson Report

GlassOfWater 1 year ago

It would really be something to watch him paint...

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#14 Victorine Floyd Fludd Is A Blind Photographer Who Lost Her Vision At The Age Of 26

Victorine Floyd Fludd Is A Blind Photographer Who Lost Her Vision At The Age Of 26

Victorine Floyd Fludd , Victorine Floyd Fludd Report

GlassOfWater 1 year ago

How?? That is simply AMAZING

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#15 Disabled Iranian Artist Fatemeh Hamami Draws The Portrait Of Cristiano Ronaldo Using Only Her Feet

Disabled Iranian Artist Fatemeh Hamami Draws The Portrait Of Cristiano Ronaldo Using Only Her Feet

fateme.hamami Report

Sonja Nita 1 year ago

she looks so happy! :)

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#16 Incredible Jewellery Designed And Crafted By Annette Gabbedey, Who Was Born Without Fingers On Her Hands

Incredible Jewellery Designed And Crafted By Annette Gabbedey, Who Was Born Without Fingers On Her Hands

David Hedges , David Hedges Report

earringnut 1 year ago

as someone who makes jewelry with fingers just let me say that is more impressive than most folks will ever know.

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#17 When There’s A Will There’s A Way, And This Is Certainly True For Zuly Sanguino, Her Desire To Paint Is Stronger Than Her Disability

When There’s A Will There’s A Way, And This Is Certainly True For Zuly Sanguino, Her Desire To Paint Is Stronger Than Her Disability

Zuly Sanguino , Zuly Sanguino Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

we are all disabled in some way we just have to learn to accept it and use it, these are beautiful, gee I fail with a stick figure

#18 Mariam Paré Painting A Portrait Of Chuck Close With Her Mouth

Mariam Paré Painting A Portrait Of Chuck Close With Her Mouth

Mariam Paré Report

Samantha Bing 1 year ago

WOW - I can barely keep food in my mouth and she paints this amazing work of art with hers? TRULY AMAZING

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#19 Steve Chambers Paints A Scene Of Two Boats By Holding A Paintbrush In His Mouth Because A Rare Condition Means He Was Born With His Arms Devoid Of Muscles

Steve Chambers Paints A Scene Of Two Boats By Holding A Paintbrush In His Mouth Because A Rare Condition Means He Was Born With His Arms Devoid Of Muscles

Matthew Usher Report

Kristi S. 1 year ago

Stunningly beautiful painting!

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#20 Yang Is Attentively Creating Chinese Paper Cutting Art. At The Age Of 10 He Was Diagnosed With Als Disease So His Art Is Mostly Made By His Face. A Piece Of Elastic Is Wrapped Around His Face To Help His Debilitated Hands Moving The Graver

Yang Is Attentively Creating Chinese Paper Cutting Art. At The Age Of 10 He Was Diagnosed With Als Disease So His Art Is Mostly Made By His Face. A Piece Of Elastic Is Wrapped Around His Face To Help His Debilitated Hands Moving The Graver

Chilture Report

Karolína T. 1 year ago

Incredible.

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#21 My Mouth Painting. I'm Only Physically Able To Paint By Holding The Brush In My Mouth

My Mouth Painting. I'm Only Physically Able To Paint By Holding The Brush In My Mouth

henryfraser0 Report

foxlover05 1 year ago

Amazing!

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#22 Tommy Hollenstein Paints With The Help Of His Wheelchair, Which He Was Bound To After A Mountain Bike Accident Left Him With A Broken Neck

Tommy Hollenstein Paints With The Help Of His Wheelchair, Which He Was Bound To After A Mountain Bike Accident Left Him With A Broken Neck

tommyhollenstein Report

Bored Phoenix 1 year ago

The 3rd picture looks like gummy worms!

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#23 Desmond Blair Is An Inspring Artist With A Difference - He Was Born Without Hands

Desmond Blair Is An Inspring Artist With A Difference - He Was Born Without Hands

Desmond Blair Report

Margaret Althea Elvenshadow 1 year ago

HIS SHIRT!! "Look Ma No Hands"

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#24 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. He's Been Finding Ways To Capture The World He Sees, Despite The Fact That He Cannot Use His Hands

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. He's Been Finding Ways To Capture The World He Sees, Despite The Fact That He Cannot Use His Hands

James Dunn , wheelygoodphotography Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

we all need a wake up call all things are possible

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#25 Disability Never Held This Mumbai University Student Back! Dhiraj Satavilkar, Who Has No Hands, Uses His Feet To Shape, Design And Paint Clay Models

Disability Never Held This Mumbai University Student Back! Dhiraj Satavilkar, Who Has No Hands, Uses His Feet To Shape, Design And Paint Clay Models

Snehil Sakhare Report

sexy_scorpio_3MD 1 year ago

awesome!

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#26 Brian Tagalog Was Born Without Arms, But He Has Never Let This Serious Adversity Keep Him From Leading A Normal Life. He Believes He Is The Only Certified Tattoo Artist Without Arms In The World

Brian Tagalog Was Born Without Arms, But He Has Never Let This Serious Adversity Keep Him From Leading A Normal Life. He Believes He Is The Only Certified Tattoo Artist Without Arms In The World

tattoosbyfoot , Tattoos By Foot Report

Sierra Batten 1 year ago

wow, his skills are amazing!

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#27 Disabled Artist Leanne Beetham Paints Incredible Scenes By Holding The Paintbrush In Her Mouth

Disabled Artist Leanne Beetham Paints Incredible Scenes By Holding The Paintbrush In Her Mouth

lippyart Report

Wamma Lamma 1 year ago

The intricate details are astounding- the painting of the two women almost looks like a photograph--these are so gorgeous.

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#28 Keith Jansz Was Left Paralysed After Breaking His Neck In A Car Crash. After Reaching Rock Bottom He Learnt To Paint Using His Mouth

Keith Jansz Was Left Paralysed After Breaking His Neck In A Car Crash. After Reaching Rock Bottom He Learnt To Paint Using His Mouth

Keith Jansz Report

Wamma Lamma 1 year ago

These are really incredible and I love Italy-how talented and inspiring!

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#29 Pema Tshering Has Cerebral Palsy, But Can Use His Feet Like Hands. An Incredible Artist, And Absolutely Fascinating To Watch

Pema Tshering Has Cerebral Palsy, But Can Use His Feet Like Hands. An Incredible Artist, And Absolutely Fascinating To Watch

danthompson_TN , tsheringtobgay Report

sexy_scorpio_3MD 1 year ago

WOW!

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#30 Pete Eckert Didn’t Take Photography Seriously Until He Went Totally Blind. Talking With People In Galleries Builds A Bridge Between His Mind’s Eyes And Their Vision Of His Work

Pete Eckert Didn’t Take Photography Seriously Until He Went Totally Blind. Talking With People In Galleries Builds A Bridge Between His Mind’s Eyes And Their Vision Of His Work

Pete Eckert , Pete Eckert Report

Wamma Lamma 1 year ago

Mind...blown! Beautiful.

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#31 I Present You With This Badass, Painting With His Mouth. Lost His Arms During Military Service

I Present You With This Badass, Painting With His Mouth. Lost His Arms During Military Service

JenWontShutUp Report

earringnut 1 year ago

thank you sir for serving your country, whatever country that might be.

#32 British Artist Sargy Mann Started To Go Blind In His Mid Thirties. Before He Went Completely Blind He Defined Himself As A Landscape Painter, But Since Then, His Artworks Have Become More Complex And Mysterious

British Artist Sargy Mann Started To Go Blind In His Mid Thirties. Before He Went Completely Blind He Defined Himself As A Landscape Painter, But Since Then, His Artworks Have Become More Complex And Mysterious

Sargy Mann Report

Sierra Batten 1 year ago

It would be interesting to see his artwork before and then after.

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#33 Paralyzed Vietnamese Veteran Creates Stunning Artwork With His Mouth

Paralyzed Vietnamese Veteran Creates Stunning Artwork With His Mouth

dtinews Report

Wamma Lamma 1 year ago

Amazing. The water looks like glass! Beautiful.

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#34 Brendan Patrick Lost His Sight Due To Complications Of Cystic Fibrosis But That Didn't Stop Him From Painting

Brendan Patrick Lost His Sight Due To Complications Of Cystic Fibrosis But That Didn't Stop Him From Painting

dailydetroit , Brendan Patrick Report

Sierra Batten 1 year ago

the skull....i want that!

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#35 Helen Rae Is A 77 Year Old Deaf And Completely Non Verbal Artist. In 1990, When She Was 50 Years Old, Her Mother Enrolled Her At First Street Gallery, A Local Program For Adults With Disabilities, Where She Developed Her Drawing Skills

Helen Rae Is A 77 Year Old Deaf And Completely Non Verbal Artist. In 1990, When She Was 50 Years Old, Her Mother Enrolled Her At First Street Gallery, A Local Program For Adults With Disabilities, Where She Developed Her Drawing Skills

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el ellegun (ElleGun) 1 year ago

Great stuff

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#36 This Man Is Using His Mouth To Paint

This Man Is Using His Mouth To Paint

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

just amazing one again i am in awe of all these people

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#37 Jeffrey Ladow Uses His Mouth To Hold A Paint Brush While He Works On An Oil Painting In His Home

Jeffrey Ladow Uses His Mouth To Hold A Paint Brush While He Works On An Oil Painting In His Home

Mike De Sisti Report

Gillian Black 1 year ago

what patience and what talent

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