Maria Huppi

Media: oil & acrylic

Artist’s Statement: I am a 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 a paint by numbers kit, expanded when she showed me cards from the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (AMFPA mfpausa.com vdmfk.com) and continues to grow to this day. Most of my inspiration comes from a beautiful garden and pond in our backyard where we have added goldfish and koi. Daily visits from squirrels and birds bring the backyard to life. Before our accident I enjoyed being out in the yard and gardening. Now flowers grow on my canvas. Watching the flowers, koi and goldfish have not only provided peaceful therapy but also color and movement which inspire me to recreate with paint. Images by the courtesy of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists Worldwide.

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

Directions: FROM HWY 26 Take the 185th exit and turn south at the top of the ramp. Continue on 185th past Tualatin Valley Hwy and Aloha High School. Turn R on Rosa Rd and continue to 191st Ave and turn L. The home studio is on the left.