Painting Method: Mouth painter
Shely Cohen was born on 21st November 1966 in Haifa. At the age of 18, a few months before starting her military service, she was involved in a serious traffic accident while driving home from work. The driver lost control of the steering wheel and his vehicle rolled over. As the co-passenger, Shely Cohen thereby suffered injury to the cervical vertebrae C4 - C5 and was thus left permanently paralysed in both her arms and legs. After a very long rehabilitation process, she completed her school education, attended a course in Programming and graduated from the Tel Aviv Open University in "Film Science". She also studied Event Organisation and Management at the Levinsy Seminar, learned Spanish and studied Children’s Book Writing. In 2007, she made the first steps in mouth painting. She enjoys it very much and has been able to make remarkable progress in a very short time.