“I started making art late in life when I became disabled with an inherited neurological disease. I was bored out of my mind after the first year of being bedridden and homebound. In 2017 I started drawing and painting in bed, just for something entertaining to do. Nobody was more surprised than me when people began asking to buy it.
I can get around a little better nowadays with assistive devices, although I still spend about 2/3 of my waking hours having to lie down. I still create art lying down or, if it’s a large messy canvas, sitting on the floor with it for brief periods of time.
I would make art whether people bought it or not. But I’ll admit that I enjoy knowing people want it in their homes. It means my art speaks to them. It makes me feel like I’m sharing a human connection with others.”