Born 21 March 1951.  In July Elena was involved in a grave traffic accident, resulting in permanet Vetraplegia.  In February 2005 she decided to express life through art and made her first attemps at painting with her mouth.  She then took regular painting and art lessons from a well-known artist.  March 2007 she was acepted as a Student at the Association.  She was married and lived in Pretoria.