Born on 30 March 1972 in Salto - state of São Paulo, (Brazil). Mr Gomes suffers from dystrophy of the upper and lower extremities since birth and is unable to move arms and legs. He attended primary and secondary school and has been painting with his mouth for about 10 years. He takes lessons twice a week, approx. 3 hours, with Mr Emip at art school. He is also in charge of a youth group in his church. He likes to paint many different themes, but most of his paintings depict landscapes. Mr Gomes lives in the countryside together with his father and brothers.
Date of birth: 30.03.1973
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.2006