Born on 17 May 1971 in Ljubljana, Silvo Mehle has been a tetraplegic since 1992. In a traffic accident, he fractured and luxated the third and fourth cervical vertebrae, resulting in paralysis of his limbs. Guided by our Associate Member, Mr Vojko Gasperut, he began to paint with the mouth (December 2001). He liked it very much and wants to further develop his artistic skills. From 2003, he became a Scholarship Holder of the association and in 2011 became an Associate Member. Silvo Mehle prefers the technique of oil painting. His themes include still lifes and the landscapes of his homeland.
Vojko Gasperut was born on 24 December 1949 in Sedlo. In 1967 he had a diving accident which left him a tetraplegic. After the accident, he spent a long time in a rehabilitation centre. Already in his childhood days, he showed a great interest in painting which was revived during his rehabilitation. In 1971, he attended his first painting course. He also participated in different fine arts events and organised exhibitions himself. It was where he met the painter Uros Zitnik, who had a substantial influence on the painting and the career of Gasperut Vojko. Following this acquaintance, he attended different art schools and courses. In 1987 he received a scholarship from the Association and in the year 2000, he became an Associate Member of the AMFPA.