In 1988 Yohai Levy was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. Since then, he has been completely unable to use his hands and feet. Shortly afterwards, he made his first attempts at mouthpainting. He derived great pleasure from it and therefore mouthpainting became a fundamental part of his life. Only three years after his accident he received a scholarship from the Association which enabled him to concentrate intensively on his artistic activity. In 2000, he became an associate member of the VDMFK.
Yohai Levy received a lot of support such as painting lessons from the Israeli publishing house, in order to make progress with painting. Thanks to this support he was able to make great progress within a very short period of time which influences his works a great deal. In the last few years, Yohai Levy has committed himself to working with young people. He gives talks in schools on the prevention of road accidents and on his special painting technique. He furthermore receives regular invitations from universities to talk about rehabilitation to psychologists and social workers.
The favorite subjects of Yohai Levy are flowers and landscapes. He predominantly paints in watercolours. The mouthpainter can look back on many exhibitions in his career as a painter.