Born on 19 March 1969 in Southern Taiwan, Shih-Feng Cheng got an electric shock while playing which resulted in him losing both his hands and rendering his arms useless in 1982. Only five years later he became interested in art and started painting in oils using his mouth. In 1988, one year after his first attempts at painting, he applied for an MFPA scholarship which he was granted. In 2000, he became an Associate member of the MFPA. From the beginning Shih-Feng Cheng was very successful with his painting. That was also the reason why he was allowed to represent his native country Taiwan at the international annual meeting of the Association of talented disabled artists in Sao Paulo/Brazil in 1998.