Name:Grant William Sharman
Grant William Sharman was born on 8 December 1961 in Auckland. At the age of fifteen, he broke his neck during a rugby match, which left him, quadriplegic. He had to give up his dream of becoming a pilot. It was in 1980 Grant William Sharman was introduced to painting with a brush in the mouth by the mouth painter Bruce Hopkins, a member of the AMFPA who died in 1985. The training bore fruit and it was only one year later that Sharman was granted a scholarship by the Association. In 1988 he became a Full Member of the AMFPA.