Mouth painters learn from Frizzell
Mouth painters at the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit have been treated to a masterclass from Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell.
The creator of Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke admits he was ‘‘ a bit nervous’’ about his visit.
His relationship with the unit goes back to the 2011 Rugby World Cup where as the event’s official artist he was ‘‘incredibly inspired’’ by former Wheel Black and tetraplegic artist Grant Sharman.
The weekly art classes are organised by the Association for Spinal Concerns and are held every Tuesday.
Qualified tutors teach budding new artists both hand and mouth painting.
Creative tip: Elizabeth Olsen and Dick Frizzell look on as mouth painter Dayna Tiwha takes charge.