Date of birth: 11.10.1951
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.2011

Ms Björg Karin Vangen Bakkelund was born on 11 October 1951 in Lena. In 1989 Ms Bakkelund fell ill with multiple sclerosis, and as a result lost the use of her hands and legs. Prior to her illness she had been painting for many years. Three years ago Ms Bakkelund began to paint with her mouth. Her mouth painting skills are steadily improving. She paints landscapes and flower themes in acrylics

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