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Groves man with cerebral palsy paints masterpieces with his head

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Doug Jackson was born in 1953 with cerebral palsy. He has lived his life unable to use his hands or feet.

He hasn't let his disability stop him from accomplishing goals and doing what he loves and he finds his love in painting.

Using a headband stylus, Jackson sits in a brightly lit room in his art studio at Oak Grove Nursing Home. It's there where his imagination is put onto canvas.

Taking ideas from the internet and from magazine pictures, Jackson paints unique masterpieces from hill country homes to ocean waves crashing along the shore.

He started painting when he was just nine-years-old.

Now at 60-years-old, he's an impressionistic painter with an eye for color. With his disability that causes twitching, he has to pay careful detail to every stroke and detail.

His paintings have been purchased by Bob Hope, Garth Brooks and local notables such as Walter Umphrey and Bum Phillips.

Jackson's painting are for sale. You can contact Jackson on his website at http://dougheadstylus.webs.com/background.htm

 

 

 

 

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