Vanessa Haarhoff was born at July 21st 1981 in Harare (Zimbabwe). The mouth-painter visited the Primary school and the High School. Before her accident, she was an enthusiastic sportswoman and won among other things trophies in athletics. Moreover, she was a captain for swimming, tennis, athletics and golf-teams. She loved also the music and played guitar and piano. She got also many cultural awards in the school and won even a price as a best actress. At March 1st 2000 she broke her neck in the area of the C4 by a car accident. In December 2000, she tried to paint the first time with the mouth - first in self-study and since than under the instruction of an art teacher. The artist derived big pleasures from it. The mouth-painter is very ambitious and completes a long-distance-course in political sciences momentarily, would like to move to South Africa, however, in order to study there radio and television-journalism.
Date of birth: 21.07.1981
Scholarship holder since: 01.09.2002