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
#2 Diagnosed With Autism At Age Three, Stephen Wiltshire Is Now Famous For Producing Highly Detailed Scenes After Just A Brief Glance
#3 Along With Speech Therapy, Iris Grace's, Who Has Autism, Parents Introduced Her To Painting, Which Is When They Discovered Her Amazing Talent
#4 Born With Cerebral Palsy, Paul Smith Used To Create Amazing Artworks Using Only 1 Finger On A Typewriter
#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
#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
#7 Rakan Abdulaziz Kurdi Proves That Disability Is Not A Limit By Creating These Realistic Paintings
#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
#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
#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