"Sometimes I think there must be people like me all over the world, people who have no use in their arms yet who would love to be painters if only they had the chance"

- A.E Stegmann


Wayne Te Rangi

Wayne became a tetraplegic after he was involved in a freak accident at work in 1985.  His natural ability to draw encouraged him to enrol in art […]

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Toni Leefe

At the age of fourteen Toni had an accident on a trampoline and broke her neck.  As a result of this she became a C5/C6 tetraplegic, meaning  she is confined to […]

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Stephen Nimmo

After a diving accident on Christmas day 1977, Stephen broke his neck at level C/5-6 and was now a quadriplegic. After a lot of encouragement from his Mum, Dad […]

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Have you ever thought of the limited opportunities available to disabled people in terms of earning a living? For many, their disability means a life dependent on government assistance.

The need for special equipment, nursing help and medical attention is an added financial strain for these people whose disability has already place enormous restrictions on their lifestyle.

A loss of self-respect is only one of the many problems disabled people face, however mentally, it can be one of the most damaging.

The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) is an international organisation which gives disabled people the opportunity to become financially independent while at the same time offering them creative fulfillment.