Quad Mouthpainter Helps Raise Awareness

6.28.2017
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Before becoming paralyzed from being shot, Brenton studied architecture at Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa. Now, as a quadriplegic, Brenton focuses on creating paintings using a mouthstick.

“It takes you away from problems and what is nice about it is that you enjoy the moment.”

quadriplegic mouthpainter creates art

Brenton recently participated in an Arts Fun Day at the Sibongile Day and Night Care Centre in Khayelitsha where he helped raise both funds and awareness for caregivers and their patients – with a specific focus to support the centre by increasing staff and helping children with disabilities or complex needs to receive proper transportation.

For Brenton, art is a way of life.

“Art is my job but also my hobby. It is something that I love personally and it relaxes my mind, and also gives me a sense of freedom.”

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