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MEDIA RELEASE 04 September 2009

Linton mouth painting artist Pam Farey exhibiting in international exhibition in her old stamping ground
Renowned mouth painter and former Geelong resident, Pam Farey will be demonstrating her unique talent at the upcoming Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) exhibition in Geelong, where for the first time in regional Victoria, over 140 artworks from Australian and international MFPA artists will be on display.

Pam who now resides in Linton is exhibiting 15 artworks; the largest number of works to be displayed by any one artist out of the 61 other artists taking part.

"I was born and bred in Geelong so I'm very much looking forward to this exhibition and sharing my art with the community. It is also a great chance to get together with all the other MFPA artists and see the fantastic works mouth painting artists from around the world have been producing", said Pam.

Painting with a brush held in her mouth, Pam has risen above adversity to produce artwork of a standard to rival any able bodied artist.

Pam suffers from a rare neurological disease known as polyneuropathy which results in the immune system attacks the nerves. In Pam's case, this auto-immune disease has damaged the motor nerves in her arms and legs. Pam has also battled with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, having chemotherapy in 2001 and then a bone marrow transplant in 2002.

However after many years of overcoming these various challenges, Pam has found great joy and fulfilment through her art and the art associations she has been a part of. Pam has been an active member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) since 1989.

"I find painting brings together my emotions and thoughts into an artwork. The paintings I adore the most are those that relate to me and my world. My art captures a time in history, depicting my experience of that moment in my life", said Pam.

"I see every new experience as a chance to capture this memory on canvas. I'm always looking to challenge myself and grow as an artist", Pam added.

Pam's art can be viewed at the MFPA exhibition to be held from Monday, 14 September to Sunday, 27 September 2009 at The Shearer's Arms Gallery, The Geelong Art Society, 202 Aberdeen St, West Geelong.

The Shearer's Arms Gallery is open Monday to Friday from 11am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.

The MFPA was established in Australia in 1971 and currently has 17 members around the country.

To become a student member an artist must qualify by painting using a brush held in either their mouth or foot, having lost the use of their hands through an illness or accident. Student members receive scholarships for art supplies and tuition. Once an artist becomes a full member or associate they are guaranteed a salary for life, even if they are unable to continue painting.

For further information on the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists contact MFPA on (02) 9698 3933 or visit

Released for MFPA by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (
For further information please call Gemma Crowley or Nicola Rutzou on (02) 9413 4244.

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