Qatar exhibition display for artist Jason Wilsher-Mills
An artist from Lincolnshire is to display his work at an international exhibition.
Jason Wilsher-Mills, 46, who has chronic polyneuropathy and chronic fatigue syndrome, is frequently bed-bound by his condition.
He is one of four British artists heading to Qatar to display their work at the Museum of Islamic Art.
Mr Wilsher-Mills, from Sleaford, said his inclusion was "like being asked to play for England".
He recently exhibited a piece on the Disability Discrimination Act at the Houses of Parliament and was also commissioned to make a banner marking 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta.
His latest exhibition entry came about after meeting two Qatar ambassadors at the Shape Gallery, London, during a residency there.
"If someone had said to me 10 years ago you are going to give up your well-paid job to be a full-time artist, I would have said 'you are crackers'," said Mr Wilsher-Mills.
"Art is a way of aspiring to be something else, and I use my art as a painkiller.
"Hopefully through doing this I will inspire other people to pick up a brush or pencil."
Mr Wilsher-Mills's 'Portrait of the other Western Gentleman, looking East' is his interpretation of another painting in the Doha gallery's collection.
Head of the museum, Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bint Khalifa Al-Thani, has a worldwide reputation as an art collector, having set auction records buying paintings by Cezanne, Bacon and Gauguin.
Nadia El'Sebai, from the British Council, said: "She herself is a power house in the art world and the museum's collection is absolutely stunning.
"And it is an absolute rare opportunity for a contemporary artist from the UK to be exhibiting at the museum."