Healthy Living

Father with Parkinson's Finds his Love for Painting Again

Flores-Galbis even found a new style: Vivid colors and intricate shapes

Parkinson’s is characterized by the loss of the dopaminergic brain cells in the person’s brain. The absence of this vital neurotransmitter greatly affects their mobility, causing muscle rigidity, slowing their movements and speech, and producing general instability in the person. For Flores-Galbis, this meant that he was no longer able to paint with the same style.  This is why Flores-Galbis wanted to do something different, with vivid colors and intricate shapes.

Photo source: Olive Ives-Flores/WBUR