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Ron’s words of gratitude

Dear colleagues Well, here we are in 2021! I’m sure this past year has brought great pause as we consider all those worldwide and around us who have suffered from this virus. Many of us have lost friends and family not to mention the financial Difficulties we have faced. I am however, happy and grateful

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New Associated member from South Africa

The VDMFK welcomes Brenton Nicholas Swartz as a new Associated Member. On the occasion of the board meeting by video conference in December 2020, he was elected unanimously by the board member as a new Associated Member. Brenton Nicholas Swarz was born on 30 October 1978 in Cape Town. Due to a shooting accident, he

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New Associated member from the USA

The VDMFK welcomes Sara Jane Parsons as a new Associated Member. On the occasion of the board meeting by video conference in December 2020, she was elected unanimously by the board member as a new Associated Member. Sara Jane Parsons was born on 4 January 1964 in Redwood City. At the age of 20 she

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New Associated member from South Korea

The VDMFK welcomes Jung Eon Hwang as a new Associated Member. On the occasion of the board meeting by video conference in December 2020, he was elected unanimously by the board member as a new Associated Member. Jung Eon Hwang was born in Seoul on 14 May 1965. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Jung Eon

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Mouth Painter Brandur Bjarnason KARLSSON “Visible near and far

Brandur Bjarnason KARLSSON, mouth painter from Iceland presents his works from 23 rd  October to 11th  November at Reykjavik City Hall. It is part of an art festival called “List án landamæra”, which means “art without borders”. The aim of the festival is to highlight artists with disabilities or limitations and to show that their

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Global Handwashing Day 2020

At the occasion of the global handwashing day on October 15th, 2020, Swapna Augustine, one of India’s most talented foot painting artists gave a unique message. Handwashing is the easiest and most effective way of prevent infections. Savlon Swatsh, a leading Indian hygiene product company in partnership with the Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

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Auction of 79 mouth- or foot painted pictures

In difficult times it is important to support those who need help most. In the wake of the Corona pandemic, much of the economy in the north-eastern provinces of Brazil has come to a standstill. “Amigos do Bem”, an important aid organisation, has been working for the poorer class of the population in Brazil for

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Streets of Hope Projekt

Aaron Yeo Kwok Chian, mouth painter from Singapore has submitted a digital copy of his painting ‘Flowers’ to the Streets of Hope project. “Streets of Hope” is a unique project that aims to inspire and encourage the people of Singapore with physical and virtual art. It was initiated by the National Arts Council Singapore. His

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The versatility of a talented foot painter

Xiao Feng Gui was born on February 17, 1975 in Qianjin Village, in the province of Zhejiang. As a child, he lost his arms through an electric shock. He quickly learned to write with his feet and take care of himself. With the immersion in art, he found his own luck in calligraphy, painting and

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Nomination of Stjepan Perkovic

  The Croatian foot painter Stjepan Perkovic was nominated for the “Vecernjakov pecat” award this year. This event honours people from public life in this part of Europe for special merits. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, this year’s edition took place in a slightly modified format without the presence of the public, with a live

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#BocaPieChallenge #MouthandFootChallenge

Dear Artist In the week prior to eastern we start with #BocaPieChallenge #MouthandFootChallenge, an action through which we will launch a series of artistic challenges painting different motifs with the mouth or with the foot. For this, we need you dear artists to carry out simple video tutorials, explaining the technique to be used to

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Artists meeting in India

The artists’ meeting 2020 was organized in Bengaluru. The three-day event (February 21, 2020 – February 23, 2020) was extremely productive for the Indian artists. 17 Indian artists from different states and their families were present. Everyone was enthusiastic and the presence of Tom Yendell provided additional motivation for the artists. On the first day

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Exhibition in the retirement community of Ganei Tikva

The Mediterranean Towers chain has been the leading and most innovative chain in the field of retirement communities in Israel for the past thirty years. It is a home for the older people. The people live in their own small apartments and are fully cared for by doctors and nurses. Each house offers a variety

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Exhibition of the Italian mouth painter Bruno Carati in Lugano

From 7 to 13 December 2019 the gallery ‘ART… on paper” in Lugano hosted the solo exhibition ‘Bruno Carati: my painterly life. Simply without hands’ took place. Around 25 works in the exhibition document the extraordinary artistic and human history of Bruno Carati. During the exhibition opening Bruno Carati showed his skills. Mario Famlonga, Director

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For Mouth & Foot Painting Artists, anything really is possible

In the last edition of the Sunday Morning Show, the US television channel CBS visited mouth and foot painting artists in North America and reported on their activities. The report impressively explains how mouth and foot painters around the world earn an income through their artistic development and the support of publishers. This helps the

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Exhibition in Tervuren, Belgium

The Belgian foot painter Sarah Talbi will be exhibiting her paintings with seven other artists at the Charlotte Van Lorreinen Art Gallery in Tervuren until 22 December 2019. The opening took place on 07 December 2019 and was attended by many guests. The exhibition mainly shows pictures with landscapes that remind us of the beauty

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Children’s book Danny’s dream

In October 2019, the UK publishing house launched a magical new children’s book.called Danny’s Dream. The story is about a young boy who has dreams of becoming an Olympic champion athlete but a tragic accident dramatically changes his life.  The book was illustrated by UK artist Ian Parker, working with author, Victor Margiotta. Incorporating 34

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