MEDIA RELEASE 05 August 2011
Pukekohe mouth painting artist's work to be displayed at EKKA in Brisbane
Pukekohe mouth painting artist, Grant Sharman, will display his unique artwork
at this year's Rural Queensland Show (EKKA) in Brisbane, Australia which runs
from 11 to 20 August 2011.
This year Grant will have his picturesque painting 'Northland Beach' displayed
at the EKKA Art competition.
'Northland Beach' is a rendition of the picturesque Northland Bay, with pristine
beaches and surrounded by lush trees.
Grant's inspiration for 'Northland Beach' came from the magnificent coast and
outdoor lifestyle that New Zealand offers.
"The beauty of the New Zealand landscape is something that I find extremely
inspiring, and I think this is something that Australians can relate to," said
"A lot of us don't realise how lucky we are to be surrounded by such picturesque
environments. 'Northland Beach' reflects how fortunate we are to have access to
these stunning beaches and forests," Grant adds.
Being selected for the EKKA has been an honour for Grant, and he hopes that his
work will serve as a reminder of the true beauty of nature.
"I am thrilled to be in the show, and to me having my work displayed to the
public is a huge honour. I hope that people are inspired by this beautiful
landscape as much as I have been," said Grant.
Grant began painting after an injury in a school rugby match left him a
tetraplegic in 1977, becoming a full member of the MFPA in 1988.
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
For further information please call Nicola Rutzou on 61 2 9413 4244.