Painting an extraordinary, ordinary disabled life

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I’m a visual artist and creativity coach based in the prairie city of Calgary, Canada. Trained as an animator and employed for many years as a web developer and digital marketer, my journey to becoming a self-taught acrylic painter has been a long and winding one.

Over the years, however, painting has become my passion, my mental health practice and my way to shift society’s ill-fitting narrative around disability.

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  • Read about my trials and tribulations as a disabled artist and creative entrepreneur

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Painting an extraordinary, ordinary disabled life.


Athena Cooper is a visual artist and creativity coach who is currently working on an art exhibit on the subject of love and disability.