Maira Valderrama

Foot Artist



Maira Isabel was born on 5 November 1976 in Valparaiso. Prior to her car accident in 1996, she occupied a leading position in TV productions in Chile. However after the accident she has been paralysed neck down. Shortly after the accident the she made her fist attempt to paint with mouth. She took great pleasure in it and immediately enrolled for oil painting course in a well known art school in her region.

The artist made significant progress. From 1999 Maira became a scholarship holder by the association. Since 2011, she became an associate member of AMFPA. Today, Maira uses the tempera painting technique. Her favourite themes include people and portrait. The mouth painter has been able to present her works to a wide public in numerous nation- wide exhibitions.