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Archive: April 2019

Camille Jassny

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“I have been visually impaired and struggled with eye diseases since age 5. I lost my sight completely in 2009, but never lost my love for creative art. I was determined to find a way to follow my passion and stay involved in the community, so I researched how I could remain in the art […] Read More »

Annie Hesse

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Annie began doing professional freelance photography before attending and graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute with a BA degree in Photography. During that period she mainly used and experimented with black and white film stock to take documentary photographs of the culture and lifestyle she was involved in. In particular, she photographed punk rock […] Read More »

Carol Sue Henry

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Carol Sue was diagnosed with glaucoma as a young child. She has not let that stop her creative abilities. She enjoys painting with acrylics, and painting in general helps her learn and has strengthened her ability to focus her eye sight. Carol Sue is one of the visually impaired artists at Lighthouse of Southwest Florida. […] Read More »

Passle Helminski

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Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University. She exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China. She has taught at the Neighborhood Art House, has been an adjunct at Mercyhurst College […] Read More »

Susan Joy Gustafson

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“The rainy, temperate Pacific Northwest is my home, but we travel to Hawaii each winter. There, I am inspired by the vibrant climate, colors, textures and patterns. Painting became my passion after retiring from a dental hygiene career 15 years ago, due to my progressive genetic blindness. I became a yoga teacher the same year. […] Read More »

Rosemarie Fortney

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“As an artist I’ve come to respect and enjoy my creative expression in varied methods. Beautiful bright colors, contrast and flowing tactile forms and textures capture my inner creative essence which is boundless in spite of my 5 degree limited tunnel of vision. It’s so enriching and wonderful to share this part of myself visually […] Read More »

Virginia Knepper Doyle

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“After graduating from the University of California in Berkeley (1955) with a BA degree in English and Psychology, and working at the Harvard Business Review as an editorial assistant, I began a life as a Foreign Service wife which led me to living in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Switzerland and France, as well as Massachusetts, […] Read More »

Letty de Guzman

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“I am a native of the Philippines and migrated to the United States in 1968. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition from the Philippines and practiced my profession at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. I was born with poor vision and no medical doctor in my country was able to diagnose it. […] Read More »

Nora Devane

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“I am a visually impaired photographer. From my earliest memories I have loved photography. Whether it was capturing memories of family times or just something that piqued my interest, I clicked away. Twenty years ago I went to see my eye doctor because my photographs were ‘blurry’ and I did not know why. They looked […] Read More »

Stella De Genova

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“More than 80% of what I see in the physical world ranges from muted colors to grays to black. I have a minimal field of vision and what I do see is blurred. As natural or artificial light around me dims, so does my vision. Working on a painting and having a visual impairment can […] Read More »