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Ottawa artist David Cation resumes painting after losing two fingers

An Ottawa artist is starting to paint again after losing two of his fingers in November.
An Ottawa painter has picked up his brushes again after losing two of his fingers in November. 2:22

An Ottawa artist is starting to paint again after losing two of his fingers in November.

David Cation is a longtime artist known for large, vibrant paintings with dark themes made by painting with both hands.

In November, he lost two fingers while using a table saw to cut wood flooring for a downtown hair salon.

He’s recovered enough to give painting another try and plans to open an erotic art gallery in a back room of a downtown store just after Valentine’s Day.

Watch Simon Gardner’s video report to see more of Cation’s story.