In 1997, Brett Colonell sustained a C4-C5 spinal fracture after a motocross accident that left him a complete high quadriplegic with no movement from the neck down. Shortly after his injury, he discovered his passion to become an artist.
An artist is a person that is described as one who creates. “Artist talk about using their whole arm, wrists and fingers for different strokes,” Colonell says, “I don’t have that ability, missing your fingers really makes it tough.” Using a form fitting mouth stick, Colonell uses his neck to create his artwork. “You need to be comfortable with being uncomfortable,” Colonell says.