Mariusz Maczka was born on 21 April 1973 in Dobiegniew. In June 1988, he was involved in a grave car accident where he fractured his vertebra, resulting in paralysis of his extremities. He has been confined to the wheelchair ever since. Five years after his accident, he started to paint with his mouth. He enjoyed it very much right from the start and was soon able to make significant artistic progress. He was admitted to the MFPA Association as a Student Member in 2000.