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Disabled painter doesn't let MS get in the way of his art

Priced anywhere from $100 to $1,000, the paintings of local artist Alex Tomic aren't expensive by contemporary standards. They take on considerably more value, though, considering the special effort it takes to produce them.

Tomic has multiple sclerosis, and there are days when he cannot lift his paint brush or otherwise control his body's movements.
"Sometimes my brush will just go flying across the room, as if someone else is in control of it," Tomic said.

Still, when the demon is at bay, and he's feeling inspired, the results can be impressive.

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January 3, 2004 in people | Permalink