PHOTOS A man finds artistic eye after stroke


A man finds artistic eye after stroke

By Hongyu Yu

10:46, August 15, 2018

A man who "couldn't draw basic shapes" now has an incredible talent for painting after waking up in a hospital after a stroke. (Photos: VCG)

Wayne Sheppard, 47, spends at least 10 hours-a-day creating quirky works of art that fill his home with canvases of his finished pieces. His art has sold for up to £400 a piece.

Once a "total klutz", his stroke damaged the side of his brain associated with creativity, leaving him with a passion and talent for fine art that he never had before.

Experts say brain damage caused by a stroke can "allow creative processes to flourish" - but to become so accomplished as quickly as Wayne is rare.

He finishes a new impressive artwork every couple of days, and credits his hobby with helping him face his ill-health.

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