Nothing can stop a person with innate artistic abilities, not even the absence of functioning limbs. 50-year-old Steve Chambers is a perfect example of this. The artist from Norfolk, UK, paints breathtaking sceneries using only his mouth. It's simply amazing how such accurate strokes can be achieved while holding a paintbrush with one's teeth.
Chambers, who suffers from arthrogryposis syndrome, has been disabled since birth. His arms lack muscles and the joints in his legs are stiff. While many people in his condition struggle to perform daily tasks, Chambers began painting at a very early age. He says it didn't take him very long to get the hang it. "To me using a paint brush with my mouth is like you using your hand to pick up a spoon." He started off by using his mouth to hold a pencil, which according to him wasn't actually difficult because he didn't know anything different. However, he did get frustrated as a kid when he couldn't get the effects he wanted while drawing.
Chambers says that his family was a huge encouragement to his artistic pursuits, particularly his grandfather. As a child, he spent several hours with his granddad in the garden shed, observing and learning the art of painting. Eventually, he joined art college at 18, but then discontinued because he wanted to pursue his individual sense of art. Married for 22 years, and a father of four, Chambers paints mostly with watercolors using a unique technique involving paints and colored pencils. His paintings, depicting local scenes and London sights, are generally rich and colorfully vibrant. He is a part of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists association which has 800 worldwide members.