TWO Warrnambool artists will have their work displayed among some of the state's best in an exhibition of art by people with disabilities.Danny Byrne and Matthew Clarke's artwork will be exhibited at the Victorian Arts Centre for the Connected09 Art Prize for new and emerging disabled artists next month. The two artists have been participating in Art Options, an initiative by Western District Employment Access, which has been operating since last year.Art tutor Jenny Altmann, who co-ordinates the program with fellow artist Mandy Gloede, said her two students have developed an amazing artistic understanding since joining the program."They've both blown us away with their enthusiasm and talent," Ms Altmann said."Danny started off painting with syringes filled with paint to accommodate his needs and now he's painting at a very professional level." Byrne recently won Karingal's KarnivArt competition in which he claimed $500 for his artwork and an additional $500 to further develop his artistic endeavours.Matthew's father, Andrew Clarke, said his son's confidence and artistic ability had grown significantly since joining the program."Matthew has faced some hard times with illness but he keeps on painting," he said.The exhibition will open on July 30 at the BlackBox Theatre in the Victorian Arts Centre.