DAVE Guhl discovered his artistic talents by accident.
However since the discovery, the city-based artist, who has down syndrome has won several awards, has his work featured at the University of WA and was recently selected to be part of KangaART, an initiative by the Miami Bakehouse owners to liven up Forrest Highway.
Mr Guhl�s mum Jenny said his talent had opened doors for her son that never would have before.
�Dave came into painting by accident � he was doing a group activity conducted by David Mitchell his current art mentor, Mrs Guhl said.
�It has been such a surprise to the family, I am extremely proud though.�
As part of KangaART, Mr Guhl will help paint life-size fibreglass kangaroos, which will feature alongside the soon to be built Miami Bakehouse on the corner of Taranto Road and Forrest Highway, Myalup.
He will paint the kangaroos onsite at the ENEX 100 and Central Park from next week before they are moved to their permanent home.
Mrs Guhl said her son�s personality came out in his work and hoped it would shine through the KangaART initiative for everyone to see.
Miami Bakehouse will also make a donation to Down Syndrome WA to recognise Mr Guhl�s involvement in the project.