“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart of man go together.” This picturesque idea by John Ruskin is the substrate for the efforts and works of our artists, created through hard labour, creativity and sincerity.

likovniki 1For numerous years, there has been an interest in the ranks of paraplegics and quadriplegics in visual arts, which is another reason why they should be devoted support and attention. The Visual Artists Section includes 25 active painters.
We are particularly proud of seven quadriplegic painters who, due to severely impaired movement, produce wondrous works of art with their mouths. Each is a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the World (VDMFK). Globally, merely approx. 800 mouth painting artists exist. likovniki 2
They differ from painters without disabilities not only in the sense of their work process but also in terms of education. How could a quadriplegic mouth artist with such a severe disability even engage in training and education? Such skills are not taught in schools. All of our artists are amateurs. likovniki 4However, it is the manner of their creative process that makes their works particularly valuable. Namely, their creations are born within the artists themselves, and are manifested through an abundance of love towards art and painstaking physical efforts. But on the other hand, their activities are to artists a necessity, similar to the need for sunlight and water. (VDMFK).