mpho dithipe

Date of birth: 17.01.1972

Place of birth: Potchestroom

Painting style: Mouth painter

Associate member of VDMFK since: 2006

Born on 17 January 1972 in Potchestroom (South Africa).

Due to a gunshot wound to the neck on 15 January 2003 he became tetraplegic (C4 vertebra) and is confined to the wheelchair.

At the Huis Servaas centre for the disabled he met VDMFK student member Tom Webster (mouth painter) who encouraged him to try mouth painting (2005). He quickly developed a great liking for mouth painting and strives to make artistic progress.