Barry West was born on 9 July 1976 in East Sussex, England. At the age of 19 (1996), he was involved in a road accident, which changed his life forever. He became tetraplegic, due to a spinal injury at the height of cervical vertebrae C4/C5. Years later, in January 2011, he made the decision to try mouth painting. He taught himself, and his immense ambition led to him being able to make noticeable artistic progress. His life motto "one life - live it" continues to motivate the artist to make the impossible possible.
Date of birth: 09.07.1976
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2013