Painting with paralysis


Mariam Pare is seen at work in her home art studio in Naperville, Ill., Jan. 17, 2014. After a stray bullet paralyzed Naperville resident and young painter in 1996, she had to find a new way to express her creativity. She chose mouth painting, in which she creates images in oil and canvas by clenching a brush in her mouth and painting. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Undeterred after a stray bullet left her a quadriplegic, Mariam Pare has now become an artist and a teacher.

IN the past couple of years, about 20 paintings by Mariam Pare have been reproduced and sold internationally. In February, she’ll be a featured artist in two shows.

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