My Canvas A Short Documentary on Susie Matthias
A Canadian female artist, Susie Matthias, demonstrates her ability to maneuver the world with limitations by being a mouth painter.
Most artists are aware of the struggles, obstacles and doubts that comes with chasing their dreams. How does one find determination within, and furthermore - one with a physical challenge?
My Canvas, a character based, expository documentary, will follow Susie’s story and her own struggles as an artist and how she overcomes them. The film will shine light on the stigma those with disabilities face, and how important it is to broaden perspectives of all artists in the media, "It's very important for us disabled artists to be out there and show our talents " (Susie Matthias, 2019)
This documentary will take a look into Susie's heart. Reflecting on Susie’s life experiences and sources of inspiration, she demonstrates her mouth painting technique and love for art "Because you don't want to have regrets down the road, if you had to do something else you really don't like doing. I wish I had done this I wish I had done that. You know, so don't give up" (Susie Matthias, 2019)