The Artist Behind the Painting J.K. Rowling Just Called Out on Twitter


Henry Fraser is an artist and inspirational speaker living in the U.K. When he was 17 years old, he went on a vacation with some friends in Portugal and took an ill-fated dive into the sea, damaging his spinal cord, according to his website. The injury rendered him unable to move his arms or legs.

My new life began that day,” he wrote on his website.

Determined to do something good with his situation, Fraser, now 24, shares his experience of becoming a quadriplegic with others in what he calls his “Pushing Myself” talk. Another of his talents? Painting — with his mouth. By attaching a paintbrush to a longer tool, which he controls with his mouth, Fraser creates impressively detailed pieces he calls “mouth paintings.” Many of his works feature athletes or people in action scenes.

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Photo from Henry Fraser’s Instagram
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Fraser’s first mouth drawing from his Instagram

His latest mouth painting was good enough to catch some pretty notable attention. On July 7, Fraser tweeted a photo of his painting of Harry Potter.

A few days later, J.K. Rowling herself tweeted her approval.

To keep up with Fraser and view more of his artwork, visit his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

h/t BuzzFeed

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