João Paulo da Silva FONTENELLE
Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro
Painting Method: foot painting artist
João Paulo was born on 26 August 1978 in Rio de Janeiro and lost the use of his arms and his locomotor skills as a small child suffering from chronic encephalopathy and whooping cough. He began to paint with his feet at the age of 10 on the advice of his psychologist, and today he is the latest artist to join the Brazilian chapter of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.