Grant Philip


Grant is 41 years old and has been confined to a wheelchair for over 20 years.  In the summer of 1989, he had a diving accident that left him a Tetra-plegic.

After his accident he retrained as a Computer Aided Designer and held fulltime employment for eight years designing playgrounds for McDonald’s Restaurants.

Just over 9 years ago a new challenge was presented to him in the way of a scholarship with the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.  His goal with painting is to become a full member with MFPA and no longer be dependent on compensation.

He enjoys painting landscape scenes of the beautiful country here in New Zealand.

Prior to his accident he was an apprentice Sheet Metal Engineer as well as a Territorial Soldier with the Royal New Zealand Corps of Engineers, 1st Field Regiment.  He was also involved with Scouts achieving the Queens Scout Award and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.

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