Clênio Marcio Ventura was born on 23 November 1969. The quadriplegic painter began painting with his mouth in 1999, using the technique of oil and acrylic on canvas, motivated by curiosity. Clênio is a self-taught painter. He became quadriplegic after a shallow water dive.
Clênio has done several exhibitions and for him, painting is his life. He became a Scholarship Member of the International Association of Painters with Mouth and Foot in 2000. Clênio has participated in exhibitions at the National Museum of Argentina, Parapan in Rio de Janeiro and others.