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Archive: February 2015

Eileen Giles Crowley

February 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Eileen Giles Crowley

I started out majoring in Art in high school with four art periods per day. After high school I studied at the New York State University Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Brooklyn. I continued my artwork while raising five children and caring for our home. We moved frequently and I continued to take […] Read More »

Constance Avery

February 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Constance Avery

I paint my art journeys through the restrictions of my vision. Being legally blind for many years has been an asset in my search for developing my work.” I use the difficulties of my vision to zoom into colors, lines and shapes I see creating the movement and stories of my art. I also use […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

I have been producing art for the last 35 years that deals mostly with landscapes, vintage vehicles, and barns. I am a collector, restorer, and fabricator of vehicle toys, furniture, houses, and bicycles, among other things. I went to the Butera School of Art, Tufts University, and the School of the MF Arts. I have […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Linn Sorge

I was born in a small community in central Wisconsin. I earned my undergraduate degree in music education with a major in piano. I also earned my master’s degree in teaching the visually impaired from Northern Illinois University. I coordinated a service unit for persons with disabilities at that same university for over 20 years. […] Read More »

Sam Smith

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Sam Smith

Having limited vision makes going through life like a Rorschach test. It is only natural that it has had an impact on me being an artist. After all, when you can’t do something, you have to get creative. Much of my work is inspired by the humor in ordinary words and expressions. Being able to […] Read More »

Meghan Sims

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Meghan Sims

I was born with Achromatopsia, which means I have no color vision, am near sighted and painfully sensitive to light. Growing up, I had a difficult time coping and adjusting to the world around me. I spent the majority of my life trying to hide my disability and only found release and complete comfort when […] Read More »

David Simpson

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on David Simpson

My educational background was in political science and literature with an emphasis on writing poetry, short stories, and character sketches. In the visual arts, I have pretty much informally piecemealed my experience and education in the painting disciplines from a smattering of course work in college and my ongoing self-education and explorations into visually expressing […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Russell Schermer

I became interested in sculpting while in college. I have always loved cars and wanted to drive. Being that I can’t, I started looking at cars and tried to capture the image in my mind by putting it in clay. They come out different each time. No two cars are ever exactly the same. I […] Read More »

Craig Royal

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Craig Royal

I have a congenital form of optic atrophy and have been legally blind since birth. My peripheral vision is blurred so I miss out on a lot of detail and have an impressionist quality about it. The white blind spot adds a surreal element. I use a 4x monocular to edit photos. I earned a […] Read More »

Barbara Romain

November 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Barbara Romain

I earned a BFA degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and an MFA from Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles. I have been a painter for several years since I was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease and became legally blind. I questioned my ability to continue painting and […] Read More »