In 1980 Dennis A. Francesconi had a water-skiing accident which left him paralyzed. Nine years later he taught himself how to write with his mouth. A short time later he tried drawing as a way to occupy himself. Despite his handicap, Dennis A. Francesconi attended college to obtain a degree which he received a few years later. The demands of college didn't keep him from drawing. In time he began to work with watercolors. In the beginning of 1993 he first learned about the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists worldwide. Only about two years later Dennis A. Francesconi became an associate member. Since 1999 he has been a full member of the VDMFK which has allowed him to show his works to the general public by means of exhibitions. To this day he has participated in about 50 exhibitions which include shows in big cities in the USA such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Atlanta. However, his works have also been displayed in Europe, Asia and Australia. His subjects are mainly California missions, flowers, Christmas designs and Victorian homes. He is also currently experimenting with work of a more surreal nature. Over the years the media has also shown great interest in Dennis A. Francesconi's artwork. He introduces himself to the public on his own Internet page www.sconi.com. In his efforts to enlighten the public and help others he constantly tells his story in newspapers, on the radio and on TV.