Romeo Ceramic Mug


Illustration made by hand & foot artists at MFPA


These ceramic mugs make for the perfect gift for a dog lover. Depicting a dog with a rose in it’s mouth, the painting ‘Romeo’ is a wholesome creation with the utmost cuteness.

Original Painting by artist Ferdinand Prins, oil on canvas, this masterwork captures the selfless emotions of love, care, affection and gratefulness. Ferdinand Prins was born in 1962 in Paarl (South Africa). After attending and completing primary school he trained to become an electrical technician. In 1984, Prins had a diving accident and suffered a grave spinal cord injury at the height of the C5 vertebra, affecting motor and sensory functions. Since then he has been living in homes for the disabled and is presently living at the Quasar home for tetraplegic persons. In late 2008, encouraged by art teacher Marthie Vos Westraadt, he decided to start painting with the mouth. Painting was meant to broaden his occupational horizon, which it did and still does to this day.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of this product will go towards supporting persons with special needs.

Gift and/or use this mug as a gentle daily reminder to practice inclusiveness, gratitude, respect & love.

Partner NGO:

Mouth & Foot Painting Artists (MPFA)