Pretoria, South Africa
Dieter Marzinger was born in 1971 in a small town by the name of Piet-Retief in Mpumalanga, South Africa. Dieter was always fond of build things with his hands and drawing would keep him entertained as a child.
In 2002, at the prime of his career, Dieter broke his neck in a diving accident which rendered him a quadriplegic, lame from his shoulders down. His mother in law inspired him to try painting with his mouth and a year later he was accepted as a student member in the well-known Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (AMFPA) in Lichtenstein.
Dieter is a self-taught artist that prefers oil paint on stretched canvas as a medium. He held his first solo exhibition in 2006 and has done another 2 since.
Dieter boasts having many of his artworks in private collections in his native South Africa and in international countries like USA, Australia, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Cyprus and most recently Israel.
My name is Dieter Marzinger, I am a quadriplegic and I paint with my mouth.