Jonah Dillon, is a painter who creates works of art in his wheelchair

Jonah Dillon, is a painter who creates works of art in his wheelchair

Selena Mattei | Nov 17, 2021 2 minutes read
 

Jonah Dillon was born with muscular dystrophy, a congenital disorder characterized by a loss of muscle mass. His disease had progressed to the point where he could no longer sketch with his hands. He now paints canvases using the wheels on his wheelchair.

Austin (USA) based for most of his life, Jonah Dillon has been creating art. He was particularly interested in painting from kindergarten to high school, taking art electives to develop his talents as he got older.

Dillon was born with muscular dystrophy, a congenital disorder characterized by a loss of muscle mass. His disease had progressed to the point where he could no longer sketch with his hands after graduating from high school. Dillon is now putting his masterpieces on the road, painting canvases using the wheels on his wheelchair.

Dillon began to experiment again in 2018 after putting his artwork on hold for a few years while his sickness deteriorated. He changed his skills from heat paint and cardboard to acrylic and canvas as he adapted to this new creative form. He stated he uses a spray bottle to produce a drip impression in his cut on occasion. Acrylic casting, on the other hand, is a method that includes pouring pools of paint to create a layered impression. He claimed his inspiration changes from piece to piece, although it frequently comes from his surroundings. He claimed that everything from the color scheme of an album cover to the movement of greenery...

He stated that art has always been the foundation of his existence. He now hopes that through showcasing his work on shows like Almost Real Things, more people will be exposed to his unique flair.

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