Date of decease: 02.09.1999
Painting Method: Mouth painter
Born in Owen Sound, Canada, in 1947 Alfred Dale had just begun his adult life and married wife Loreen, when in August of 1965, a diving accident left him a quadraplegic. After two years of therapy and rehabilitation, he became interested in art and began sketching with a pencil held in his mouth. Increasingly successful through exhibitions in southwestern Ontario, he entered several of his paintings in a Canadian competition during the "International Year of the Handicapped" in 1981. Alf, as he is called, also exhibited his work in London Ontario, Toronto, Vancouver B.C. Alf became a frequent subject of interviews, was mentioned in the news and in radio broadcasts in Ontario. He donated a painting to the March of Dimes, which was then featured on their 1978 annual report. He continued to broaden his artistic horizon to include oil painting. The paintings he sold have gone to USA, Europe, Africa and across Canada. In 1988, Alf joined the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, which has helped to further his artistic career. In his own words. "In 1997, I am proud to say thanks to the Association and our publishers around the world who have published our works and made us independent persons and able to say we can do it, thanks again. In addition to my painting I enjoy good music, computer golf, TV and outings on nice days." Alfred Dale died September 2, 1999.