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MEDIA RELEASE 05 August 2011

Opotiki mouth painting artist's work to be displayed at EKKA in Brisbane
Opotiki mouth painting artist, Kerrin Tilley, will display his unique artwork at this year's Rural Queensland Show (EKKA) in Brisbane, Australia which runs from 11 to 20 August 2011.

Having his artwork selected for the EKKA has been an honour for Kerrin, and he hopes that visitors to the show will recognise the unique skills involved in mouth painting.

"It's a great feeling to receive recognition for the time and effort I put into my artwork. It's a great sign I'm on the right track," said Kerrin.

With a successful start to 2011 under way, Kerrin is grateful for the support of the community who continue to encourage his plight as an artist.

"I'm very thankful to the general public for their support of MFPA. It allows us to continue our love for painting, living and working as financially independent artists," said Kerrin.

Kerrin began painting with a brush held in his mouth in 1988 after suffering a neck injury while playing rugby. He has been a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) and an Opotiki Society member since 1992, and is now an associate MFPA member.

About MFPA

Founded in 1956 by a group of European artists, the MFPA is a self-help organisation which gives people with disabilities the opportunity to fulfil their creative ambitions while still maintaining financial independence by selectively selling their artworks.

To become a 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.

For further information on the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists or to place an order contact MFPA on (09) 827 6746.

Released for Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (
For further information please call Nicola Rutzou on 61 2 9413 4244.

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