Artist Margaret Grieg, who paints with her mouth, has an exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery.
Artist Margaret Grieg, who paints with her mouth, has an exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery.

Artist puts her mouth where the money is



WHEN polio rendered Margaret Greig a quadriplegic in her midteens in the 1970s, it seemed she would never be able to create paintings and other artworks.

But she did not let it hold her back.

Instead, through honing her skill at painting by holding a brush in her mouth, Ms Greig has developed her own artistic style.

So successful has she been in developing this style that she now has an exhibition at the Grafton Regional Gallery, on show until January 8.

"I feel very honoured to have a personal exhibition at the gallery, especially since there has been much interest from the public for me to demonstrate my painting technique," Ms Greig said.

"I have also been asked by various people if I could display my work in the future. Having another exhibition of my paintings at Grafton Regional Gallery would be very exciting."

Ms Greig, a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA), also enjoys showing her painting technique to the public.

"If the opportunity arises and I have the ability to appear at the exhibition, I would definitely like to demonstrate my mouth painting technique. It always gets a good response."

She receives much support for using her technique, with many people purchasing or simply admiring her paintings.

Those who have met the artist often feel inspired and dazzled by her work and ability.

As a member of MFPA, this year Ms Greig has two paintings featured in the MFPA Christmas range.



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