Born on 13 October 1953 in Seattle, Brom Wikstrom began his career as an apprentice in his father’s commercial art business. A swimming accident in 1975 left him paralyzed and he began painting with his mouth. For several years he took painting lessons with his father and in 1985 he received a scholarship from the AMFPA. Since 1992 he has been a full member of the Association. In the course of the years he took college classes in art therapy and he established an arts program at the Children’s Hospital in Seattle. He furthermore demonstrates his painting style in regional schools and at local arts festivals.