Hanli Joubert

Date of birth: 15.05.1977

Place of birth: Windhoek

Painting style: Mouth painter

Student of VDMFK since: 2011

Hanli was born with multiple arthrogryposis, a funtional disorder. This means that her hands, arms, legs and feet are severely contracted. As a result she needs a wheelchair to move around. In 1998 she developed an intense interest in mouth painting and tried to express her artistic self by means of her mouth on al kinds of materials, including ostrich eggs and tiles. She is an autodidact. After the atrtist moved to a home for the disabled, she was very intent on learning more about art from the mouth and foot painters living there. The artist especially likes to paint floral and animal themes in oil.