Associate Members

These are artists whose paintings show high artistic quality but have not reached the standards set for membership. They have a monthly income, but their works are still subject to regular VDMFK evaluation.

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MARTIN SODOMS

DATE OF BIRTH

20.04.1974

PLACE OF BIRTH

Hermanus

PAINTING STYLE

Mouth Painter

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF VDMFK SINCE

2014

Martin Charl Sodoms was born in voelklip, Hermanus on 20 April 1974. He attended both primary and secondary school. After leaving school he studied securities management and worked as an assistant for a branch manager.

In December 1996, he had a diving accident in which he broke his neck at C5 and C6 vertebral level, leaving him tetraplegic. A teacher of painting introduced him to art nine months after his rehabilitation during his stay in hospital. She helped him to learn to paint by mouth.

Since 2002 he has received support from the VDMFK in the form of a scholorhsip. The Association awarded him Associate Member status in 2014.

Martin has specialised in painting with acrylic colours. Even so, he also paints with oil paints that can be mixed with water, and sometimes with water colours as well.

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PATRICK BOTTO

DATE OF BIRTH

18.09.1970

PLACE OF BIRTH

Grabouw

PAINTING STYLE

Mouth Painter

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF VDMFK SINCE

2015

I was born in 1970 in Grabouw. I matriculated in 1988 at Portland’s SSS Mitchell’s Plain.
In January 1991 I joint the SA Police service and went to Pretoria where I became a finger print expert.
On 12 November 1993 I was involved in a motor car accident where I broke my neck between the 4th and 5th vertebra. That left me paralyze from the neck down.
In 1998 I started to learn to paint with my mouth and started art classes at Bellville library under Martie Westraad for 5 years. My first painting took me 4 months to complete, but I endured. In 2000 I was accepted as a student at the
Mouth and Foot Painters Association of Switzerland and in March 2015 I was promoted to Associate Member.
I started painting with acrylics and moved over to water mixable-oil. I like to paint landscapes; flowers; animals; and still lives.
In 2001 I was fortunate to move into Andries Olivier Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre. I am currently residing in George Western Cape.
I also take part in local and international art exhibitions through the Mouth and Foot Painters Association of Switzerland. A lot of my work has already been reproduced by the Mouth and Foot Painters of Switzerland for calendars and different cards.
My motto in life is: My Successes or victories depend on how
I handle my failures and defeats.
My spiritual motto is: I can do all things threw
Christ Jesus that strengthens me.

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RUDOLF LOMBARD

DATE OF BIRTH

15.08.1967

PLACE OF BIRTH

Pretoria

PAINTING STYLE

Mouth Painter

MEMBER OF VDMFK SINCE

2009

In 1983 Rudy was involved in a car accident, rendering him a C4-C5 quadriplegic with paralysis of all four extremities.

 

He became interested in art while still at school. He created his first pencil drawings with his mouth in 1986.

 

Subsequently he focused on his university studies in computer science and on his professional career.

 

It was not until 2002 that he took up mouth painting again.

He became a student member of the Association in 2003.

In 2009 he became an associate member of the Association.

His preferred media are oils and acrylics.