In June 1988 Mariusz Maczka was involved in a grave car accident where he fractured his C4/C5 cervical vertebra, resulting in paralysis of his extremities. He has been confined to the wheelchair ever since. Five years after his accident he started to paint with his mouth. He enjoyed it very much right from the start and was soon able to make significant artistic progress. He was admitted to the Association as a Student Member in 2000. He became an Associate Member of VDMFK in 2007.
Mariusz Maczka mainly paints in oils. His favourite subjects are still lifes, landscapes, flowers and animals. With regard to the latter, he particularly enjoys painting themes which feature horses. The artist has already shown his mouth painted works to the public at innumerable exhibitions.