Art Gallery of Viera
Featured Artist May
Connie Fiore - Mouth Painter
How do I handle my MS?
One day at a time, with the help of the Lord, I try to focus on three things:
ADAPT, IMPROVISE & OVERCOME!
I have always been artistic, from the 4th grade when I started playing guitar, to sewing anything, and twenty years in leather craft. PBS taught me to oil paint, then Multiple Sclerosis stopped my hands. I spent 1989 - 1994 paralyzed without a wheelchair.My caregiver Jim, built my first easel so I could attempt painting with the brush In my mouth. I was successful from the start. The paintings I do by mouth are better than I could do with my hands!It is a totally different approach because the painting is 7 inches from my face. Any discomfort I have disappears while I'm painting. It lets my spirit soar again. Traveling on canvas from the deepest ocean to outer space, I'm Free! No rules, No Gravity, just Creativity!I feel closest to God while painting because it seems to be what He wants me to do."The Waiting Room"
The New Era of Fine Art in Viera