Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

International Mouth and Foot Painters Day

MFPA artists from around the world came together, once again, to mark the International Mouth and Foot Painters Day, by posting individual video messages on their social channels on 5th September 2020.

(Image Above - Board Members of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists)

This special day takes place on the same date every year, which commemorates the death of the MFPA founder and mouth painter, Arnulf Erich Stegmann and celebrates the extraordinary international artist group he established back in 1957. 

(Founder - A.E. Stegmann)

From an original group of 17 European artists, the organization now boasts 760 mouth and foot artists worldwide, with over 30 based in the UK.

The Day of Action is designed to raise awareness of the unique way its group of artists create their paintings and to get them talking about how they go about their work and what being an artist with the MFPA means to them personally.

With military style precision, the artists worldwide posted their individual videos at 11am (their local time) and by close of play that day, more than 150 of them from across every continent had participated, which included the following 18 artists from the UK:

Pauline Angus                                        Jacky Archer                                    Andy Baker

Ranjit Bhamra                                        David Cawthorne                             Steve Chambers

Jon Clayton                                           Katrina Gardner                                Vanessa Haarhoff

Keith Jansz                                            Peter Longstaff                                 Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds OBE

Ian Parker                                             Jeanne Poyser                                  David Read

Rob Trent                                              Bazza West                                      Tom Yendell


Tom Yendell international Mouth and Foot Painters Day Video

Congratulations to every artist who participated worldwide and for sharing their personal messages with the public, to make this year’s International Mouth and Foot Painters Day, even more special.


“A painter not only paints with his hands, but from his heart.”  A.E. Stegmann






11 September 2020