ludwig botha

Date of birth: 16.11.1959

Place of birth: Orkney

Painting style: Mouth painter

Student of VDMFK since: 1995

Theodor Botha was born in Orkney, South Africa on 16 November 1959. In 1987 the skilled motorbicycle mechanic was seriously injured in a Rugby match. He broke his neck and has since been tied to the wheelchair. After his accident he worked as a caretaker and then was employed with a company. His health finally forced him to abandon his job and to move to a nursing home. After he lost the use of his hands the mouth painter Gert Volschenk encouraged him to take up mouth painting. Mr. Botha is assisted by the art teacher Annemarie Roos.