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Steve Nimmo

Pokeno

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I was born in Port Chalmers Dunedin New Zealand and before moving to the North Island where I now live. I spent my life until I was 13 in the Wanaka area of New Zealand. My Dad was a farmer there and later he moved on to driving Trucks and other work in the Deer recovery industry. I followed in his footsteps and became a Farmer and Truck Driver. But my passion was to become a Helicopter Pilot. This all ended on Christmas day 1977 where I almost paid the ultimate price on that day with my life.

After a diving accident on that day I broke my neck at level C/5-6 and injuring my spinal cord, I was now a quadriplegic. My life after my accident was just a day by day existence not doing much at all. One day after meeting other Mouth & Foot painters and with a lot of their encouragement and encouragement from Mum and Dad I decided to give Mouth and Foot painting a go.

I began painting in 1991 and after a lot of training and frustrations, I became a student for MFPA in 1993. I enjoy my painting and my main niche is landscapes and still life.

My other interests apart from painting are Classic Cars, Car restoration shows on TV. When I get an opportunity to I will go to Car shows. I’m a very keen Cricket, Rugby and Motor sports fan and Wheelchair Rugby. I was a Wheelchair Rugby player for the Auckland club from 1997 to 2010 and played in a lot of tournaments round New Zealand. Then age and my body got the better of me I decided it was time to retire. I have a big family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. I now like to keep involved with matters regarding them.

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