Maria Huppi 2016

Media: oils & acrylic painting

Address: 5890 SW 191st Ave, Aloha OR 97078 Show in Google Maps
This studio is accessible.

Directions: From Hwy 26 take the 185th exit and turn L at the top of the ramp. Go all the way on 185th past TV Hwy and Aloha High School. Turn R on Rosa Rd and continue to 191st Ave and turn L. The studio/house is on the L.

Artist’s Statement: I am a quadriplegic mouth painting artist. I became a quadriplegic in 2000 when a wind storm caused a tree to fall on the roof of our minivan while my husband Mike and I were driving. My passion for painting started when my mother gave me paint by numbers and it grew when she showed me cards from the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists of the world (AMFPA In 2011 I applied and was accepted as a student member and awarded a scholarship to the AMFPA. A lot of my inspiration comes from a beautiful garden and pond in the backyard that Mike built where we have added goldfish and koi over the years. The flowers and koi fish have provided not only peaceful therapy to watch but color and movement to paint.

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