Abby Artworks, Elmwood Park, NJ Member Since October 2013 Artist Statement My name is Abigail. Most people call me Abby.
I'm in my senior year at Emerson Jr. Sr. High School Visions Program. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when I was 2 years old.
I have a passion for computer visual arts. I draw things, places, and faces that is very interesting to me. Some of my drawings are original, some of it is my best effort replica of an original drawing I found while browsing images on the internet. My limited upper extremities prevent me from using both hands when drawing on the computer. But, this is just a minor setback. My disability has not stopped me from following my passion for drawing and painting. I navigate my computer using only my chin and a trackball mouse that is attached to my macbook. So, I draw and paint on the computer using only my chin! Recently, I have been painting with a paintbrush in my mouth. I have seen many talented artists online doing the same thing and their accomplishments encouraged me to keep painting and drawing.
In Nov 2013, I was inducted to the National Art Honor Society as a member.