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Archive: March 2018

Amber Miller

March 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Amber Miller

I’ve had a vibrant imagination since I was a kid, and used to draw, paint and sculpt often. As an adult, I set that aside for many years. I saw my eye condition as a barrier to any visual expression. Now, with the unfailing encouragement of family and friends, I am happily allowing dreams, imaginings […] Read More »

Irina Mateyunas

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I am Irina Mateyunas. I would like to express myself through art but mostly to feel that I am here for a great purpose and I love life. I am grateful for those who loved, inspired and supported me sincerely and unconditionally. I was born totally blind. I had to overcome multiple surgeries to open […] Read More »

Annie Hesse

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Annie Hesse 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 […] 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 says painting in general helps her learn and has strengthened her ability to focus her eyesight. Carol Sue is one of the visually impaired artists at Lighthouse of Southwest Flordia. […] 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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I retired from a 35-year career in dental hygiene, due to vision loss, and decided it was time to paint. A trip to Hawaii was all I needed to be inspired. My keyhole vision allows me to focus and feast my eyes, embossing images into my mind. What ‘details’ I cannot see are inscribed with […] Read More »

Rosemarie Fortney

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“Now I see it, Now I don’t” …this is my world of optical vision. Over the years I’ve grown to “befriend” my limitation of 5 degree tunnel vision resulting from progressive Retinitis Pigmentosa. I’ve come to respect and enjoy my creative art expression in varied methods. Beautiful, bright colors excite my remaining retina. I can […] Read More »

Joseph Elsner

March 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Joseph Elsner

I was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration at age 13. I have a degree in landscaping and design from Minnesota. I lived and worked in Wisconsin as a Nurseryman/Landscaper. In 2012 I wintered in Florida, where I started to paint at the Lighthouse of SW Florida in North Ft. Meyers. I took a short art course […] Read More »

Nora Devane

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From my earliest memories I have loved photography. Whether it was capturing memories of family times or just something that piqued my interest. Twenty years ago I went to see my eye doctor because my photographs were ‘blurry’ and I did not know why. They looked ‘clear’ to me. I was diagnosed with RP (Retinitis […] Read More »

Leticia de Guzman

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Leticia de Guzman came to America from the Phillipines in 1968. She has a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and worked at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Letty was born with poor vision, but there was no doctor in the area of the Phillipines where she lived to diagnose her. In 1971, Letter was […] Read More »