Skip to main content
Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Bill Crysler

In 1949, I began working in flower shops for on-the-job training to become a floral designer. In 1959, I was diagnosed with macular dystrophy but was able to continue my career for over 50 years. I became interested in painting after retirement when I saw the art work of other visually impaired people and decided to give it a try. I’ve had no formal training—just the encouragement of other artists and I find it challenging and fun.