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Archive: March 2020

Sam Smith

March 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Sam Smith

Sam first discovered the wonderful world of creative indulgence when he was in his mother’s womb and bored out of his skull. He couldn’t wait to get his hands on some Magic Markers so he could get straight to work. Unfortunately, some urgent matters demanded his attention upon entering That Other Word, such as learning […] Read More »

Russell Schermer

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I don’t see the models I use in my work with my eyes, but I see them in the mind’s eye. Whether I’m working from a die cast model or the real thing the final work is a product of my interpretation. Because my pieces are all handmade each one is slightly different.

Barbara Romain

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When I was diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease I had already been trained as a professional fine artist.  I had to re-think my whole approach to making art.  My color has grown more vivid as my sight diminishes.  I am now inspired less by what I see, and more by what I hear, remember, […] Read More »

Barbara Oswald

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My focus provides a creative way for me to share my “lack of visual acuity” and my passion for artistic expression. I often surprise sighted people with my work. I was part of the original photography class for blind photographers at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA in the early 80s. I studied […] Read More »

Rose Kamma Morrison

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My art is key to open doors for others to see my secret garden. I have taken many classes that were available to me through school and college years, studied mostly in textiles and fine arts. Now a seasoned artist, I like to try new techniques by participating in pop up classes exploring my inner […] Read More »

Amber Miller

March 19, 2020 | 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 »

Lynda McKinney Lambert

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Lynda’s interdisciplinary interests led her to a career in teaching across disciplines in fine art and English literature. She retired from her position as professor of fine arts and humanities from Geneva College in 2008 due to profound sight loss. She suddenly lost most of her sight in 2007 due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. This […] Read More »

Camille Jassny

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All my life I’ve always created art. When I had better sight, I explored a lot of different art forms, including pottery, wax batik, figure drawing, and painting with acrylic, oil, and watercolor. As my vision has worsened, I’ve had to become more creative to continue to express myself, turning my hands into my eyes […] 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 & 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 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 »