Jovy Sasutona always loved to paint, but it was inhibited by a diving accident that paralyzed his body from his neck down to his feet. Instead of lamenting about his condition, he worked hard to fulfill his dream of being a painter.
Jovy has been painting for 24 years now. His works focus on still life paintings which he executes by sitting down or sometimes, lying on his bed. He has mastered the techniques of controlling his mouth in achieving the perfect stroke he desired. His brush size and movement may be limited, but it doesn’t stop him from creating his works of art.
In 2007, his Christmas card “Golden years” won the first prize at the International Art Competition of AMFPA 50th Anniversary which was held in Vienna, Austria.
He is a member of the Philippine chapter of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists or AMFPA, which has 726 members worldwide. The works of mouth- and foot-painting artists are highlighted in the Pasko stamps of the Philippine Postal Corporation last Christmas 2013. “A.M.F. P.A. is not a charity but a company entirely owned by seriously disabled members of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. Its members have all learned to draw and paint with brush held in the mouth or with the toes. The formation of the Association in 1956 gave all members the opportunity to completely support themselves through the sales of their paintings reproduced as cards, calendars and other items,” the post office said in a statement.
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