Bernard Baker was born on 6 June 1963. In 1983, while touring Switzerland on his motorbike, he had a serious accident when he dozed off on his bike at a speed of 120 km/h. His left arm was amputated and his right arm was paralysed. In 1988 he left Great Britain and went to live in Australia for a while. 1989 until March 1998 he lived on Bali, in a village named Ubud, the spiritual and cultural centre of the island. Mr Baker was introduced to mouth painting by the Canadian artist and art professor Morrie Rohrblick in 1996.
Date of birth: 06.06.1963
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.1998