Marriage and kids took over and then I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the age of 34. I'd always imagined that I would pick up my artistic pursuits later in life. When I lost the use of my hands I gave up my dream and started to write instead.
Little did I know that I would paint again using eyegaze technology. Of course, it's very different to using my hands and I'm still learning how to use the programme (Revelation Natural Art) and techniques. I absolutely love being able to create and express myself artistically again. I'm even looking at everything around me more intensely, which I haven't done for years. I feel as if life is suddenly more colourful and beautiful, waiting for me to capture it on my virtual canvas.
I'm going to post my work here and know that it will improve (I hope). Special thanks to Hector Minto at Tobii, who was the first person to help me to escape from my awful, locked in, MND existence.
All of my work is available from http://www.eyegazeartists.com/ I am donating all proceeds to help people with MND purchase Tobii eyegaze technology.
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