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Archive: March 2023

Susan Joy Gustafson

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Susan Joy Gustafson

Stella De Genova

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Stella De Genova

“What is left of my vision is a couple of muted colors but mostly shades of gray.  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. “Every blank piece of paper that I start a new painting on […] Read More »

Hamilton Eugene Byrd

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Hamilton Eugene Byrd

“I have been painting and drawing since I was 8 years old. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer this year. I’m 63 years old and painting is what I enjoy the most.”

Julie Bruno

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Julie Bruno

“My style is like me, still evolving and a little quirky. Working with limited field, and now loss of color perception, I am incorporating my desire to try new formats, media and styles to reinterpret what I see. It is a challenge to paint/draw large objects like buildings and keep them scaled properly when I […] Read More »

Charles Blackwell

March 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Charles Blackwell

Patron Sponsor: “I create pieces in order to provoke inspiration and thus giving life to the human spirit.” As a young man, Charles Blackwell’s visual arts studies at Sacramento City College were cut short after he fell head first down a steep slope, damaging his eyesight.  “My blindness, in a sense, gives me the originality. […] Read More »

Constance Avery

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Patron Sponsor: “The influences of nature, light, and color were hindered by cataracts and retinitis pigmentosa/usher’s syndrome from the beginning of my painting career. After having the cataracts removed, the colors and brightness of nature and life around me became my guide and inspiration to improve as an artist. Even though the RP still keeps […] Read More »

Frank Valliere

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Frank Valliere

Order, placement and detail are necessary components of my work as well as in my everyday life.  Art should extend beyond the frame and into the three-dimensional environment. The bulk of my private study deals with a lifelong interest in the rural landscape.  I am taken in by the different atmospheres, the random patterns and […] Read More »

Linn Sorge

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Linn Sorge

“I was born in a small community in central Wisconsin. I spent my first four years loving my family’s farm. When it was time for me to go to school, we sold the farm and moved about one hundred miles to the city where the residential school for the blind was located. There was not […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Russell Schermer

“I have had an interest in making things since childhood. I have always had a fascination with cars and have enjoyed forming things from clay. I have combined my interests in these two things to create my work.”

Barbara Romain

March 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Barbara Romain

When I was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease which rendered me legally blind, I had been a practicing professional artist for several years.  I had to re-invent my thinking and techniques to continue working as a visual artist. “I am now less inspired by what I see and more by what I hear, remember […] Read More »