Ryosuke Nishioka was born on 24 July 1954 in Ondo-machi Oki-gun. He broke his neck when doing floor exercises during a gym lesson at the age of 17. He has since been unable to move his legs and has only minimal use of his arms. Subsequently, he spent two years at a rehabilitation centre for the severely disabled, where he also started to paint with his mouth. In 1981, he received a scholarship from the Association. Since 1994 he has been an Associate Member of the AMFPA. The drawings for children created as illustrations for children’s books are an original series of works by Ryosuke Nishioka.