Cardiff based mouth painting artist Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds, was available to talk informally to visitors about the exhibition; the MFPA generally; the techniques she uses to create her work: and for visitors to learn more about Rosie’s life which has been chronicled in her autobiography – Four Fingers and Thirteen Toes.
"This Seren Award is presented as recognition from Cardiff Council for being an exemplary role model and inspirational woman who has dedicated her life to voluntary work with disabled and disadvantaged people. A true ambassador for Cardiff."
Over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, are Disabled People who live with some form of impairment [medical condition]!
We had two good days on the Mouth & Foot Painting Artists (MFPA) stand at the Mobility Roadshow and I'm delighted that the three prints of my paintings that Tom Yendell took to the Roadshow, were sold!
Having up until recently enjoyed painting for fun only and due to work commitments, Rosie for many years had turned down invitations by Tom Yendell to join the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists.
One of the generation of Thalidomide children, Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds has refused to let disability define her.