Heather Purdham
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Art student Heather Purdham paints using mouth

A young artist who was determined not to give up her passion because of pain taught herself how to paint with her mouth.

Heather Purdham, from Southend in Essex, a pupil at Westcliff High School for Girls, has just been awarded an A* grade in A-level art.

Her art teacher says she is an inspiration to other students at the school.

  • 21 Aug 2012