Mouth-painting artist Simon Rigg will have one of his works featured in an international card series.
The now Bendigo-based artist has been a quadriplegic since 1982 when he fell from the roof of a shed he was repairing at the back of his property.
The painting by Mr Rigg selected by the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of Australia is one of Eastern Beach in Port Fairy.
"I have always liked to paint beach scenes with families enjoying themselves with the blue-green of the ocean, the white waves dissipating on the sand and the vegetation coming down to the beach," he said.
"I hope they like it and get us much pleasure from the scene as I have had in painting it and reliving my memories of good times past.
"It is a great scene to paint and also for a card in the mid-year range which will be bought by international purchasers."
Mr Rigg learnt to paint by holding the brush with his mouth during his rehabilitation at the Austin Hospital.
Before that he had never had much interest in the art world.
"(The rehab) got a bit frustrating and I started foot and mouth painting," Mr Rigg said.
"It was just for something to do. Then a friend came and suggestion I join the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. (Developing a skill) was very important for rehabilitation.
"I've been doing it for 37 years now and have got a few neck problems because I don't have the reach I used to have."
The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists are a group of artists with a disability who gain their income through the sale of products illustrated with their paintings.
Since establishing himself as an artist, Mr Rigg has exhibited all over Australia and entered the Archibald Prize.
"That was two years ago. It didn't get in or anything but you've got to have a go at things like that," he said.
He came to Bendigo from Warrnambool for extra support with his injuries.
"My eldest daughter is here. I came up last year," he said. "There are a lot of old buildings in the area I like to paint."
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