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USA: Disabled artists paint works of art using their mouths instead of their hands.

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In a painting display in New York, a group of disabled artists demonstrated their painting prowess, proving you don't need use of your hands to express yourself through art.

The artists are part of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, Inc. (MFP...

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Timecode:14:11:57:15 - 14:15:29:11
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Syndication:LIFE!3-JUL12-USA-(R) DISABLED PAINTERS LIFE!3: STORY L!664
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(L!1) NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK UNITED STATES (JULY 11, 2006) (REUTERS)

DISABLED ARTISTS USING THEIR MOUTHS TO PAINT; CLOSE UP ARTIST ROBERT THOME PAINTING A PORTRAIT OF SUPERMAN; ARTIST ROBERT THOME'S...

(L!1) NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK UNITED STATES (JULY 11, 2006) (REUTERS)

DISABLED ARTISTS USING THEIR MOUTHS TO PAINT; CLOSE UP ARTIST ROBERT THOME PAINTING A PORTRAIT OF SUPERMAN; ARTIST ROBERT THOME'S PAINTING "PEACEFUL PATH"; ARTIST ROBERT THOME'S PAINTING MAGNOLIA AND FEATHER

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST ROBERT THOME SAYING: "I thought my life was over, I just thought it was gone. I didn't think art at all, and then when I went to the rehab (rehabilitation) hospital they introduced me to the mouthstick and there were some mouth painters there that challenged me."

CLOSE UP ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM PAINTING; ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM'S BRUSH DIPPING IN WATERCOLOR PALETTE; ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM'S PAINTING OF NEW YORK CITY; ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM'S PAINTING "CEMETERY SERENADE"; ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM'S PAINTING "HEART FLUTTER"

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM TEACHING YOUTHS...

PHOTOGRAPHS OF ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM TEACHING YOUTHS

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM SAYING: "It took me a good six to eight months before I felt comfortable that the work I was doing was beginning to improve and I could see advancement in wh...

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST BROM WIKSTROM SAYING: "It took me a good six to eight months before I felt comfortable that the work I was doing was beginning to improve and I could see advancement in what I was doing. It's like anything else, I tell the children that I work with. If you're taking music course you have to practice, and you have to do it for hours every day. And so I just channeled all the frustrations, all the times that I would be spending having fun or going out riding my bike, or being depressed about my situation not being able to walk or use my hands, and I just channeled all of that energy into creating my art."

VARIOUS OF ARTIST CINDI BERNHARDT PAINTING
ARTIST CINDI BERNHARDT DEMONSTRATING HOW SHE GETS A GRIP ON THE BRUSH; PALETTE
ARTIST CINDI BERNHARDT PAINTING
ARTIST CINDI BERNHARDT'S PAINTING "SNAIL AND BUTTERFLY"

(SOUNDBITE) (English) ARTIST CINDI BERNHARDT SAYING: "When I do more fine detailed work I have to grip it a little tighter, but then I also have to loosen up on the brush because it gets a little shaky."

ARTIST ROBERT THOME PAINTING
DISABLED ARTISTS USING THEIR MOUTHS TO PAINT
CINDI BERNHARDT PAINTING