To see all of each artist’s work and to read their bio, simply click on their name.
Most of the work shown here is available for sale during our Passionate Focus 2022 event. Visit our event website and go to Browse Items and Art Exhibit to see the prices.
"I enjoy working with photography because it allows me to see things differently. With the aid of my camera, I am able to create beautiful, visually captivating images. I especially love exploring nature and capturing its wonder."
"With the unfailing encouragement of family and friends, I am happily allowing dreams, imaginings and stories to spill from the brush. My reduced physical vision has become a gateway to a richer, inner sight.”
As a photographer, who is visually impaired, Annie has become more aware of her objectives and intentions over time and with experience. She now uses color and close-ups to present her perspective of the world. Color, shape, texture and contrast are the key elements in her photographs, not to mention the physical distance between the camera and the subject.
“'Her Blindness' is my story. I was the 'low vision guide' for my sighted friend and poet, Jane Walster. The audio file included is a digital recording of the poem so that non sighted patrons can hear the spoken wordsof her poem. Access to Art for All is my goal."
“I am now less inspired by what I see and more by what I hear, remember and imagine.”
"ith a very narrow visual field of 2 degrees, my process takes a lot of different methods of measurement to achieve my desired outcome. I try to tell a story with my paintings, whether it be a person, place or thing, each one carries a story from my heart."
"Sharing my art allows me to show how I visualize the world, how even blindness can be full of color and beauty; each piece a window into how I see without sight."
“I create pieces in order to provoke inspiration and thus giving life to the human spirit.”
"The thrill of discovering colors, lights, and atmospheric presence (shadows and light) inspires me to push the boundaries of acrylic painting to another level. Painting, for me, is about the exploration of lines, colors, and composition to discover/see what can be created visually."
"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 colors."
"I have been painting and drawing since I was 8 years old. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer this year."
"In 2021, I was stretched to paint new things. I discovered that I can be true to who I am and still experiment." Patron Sponsor
"At first I only worked with textures, keeping the color schemes simple. But my current teacher, Heather Winslow, has helped me to understand color theory and has encouraged me to work with a variety of colors. I tend to think of them as music--one color might be like a cheerful little melody in a major key, another might sound bold and strong. Add them together and you have a new piece of hand-woven artwork."
"Being a visually impaired photographer I also find solace while capturing the beauty that surrounds us. When I am out in the field, I let the world slide away and my camera takes me to a place where I feel whole and invigorated."
Passle exhibited in countless exhibitions all over the country and in many international exhibitions, from Germany to Singapore, Sweden, Australia and China.
"As my vision diminishes, many forms of art have changed - that change has been a positive influence for me. It gave me the opportunity to try new genres and techniques. Art is about exploring new avenues of texture, colour and emotion which give my mind’s eye access to a broad horizon of ideas. This is what I love about art - it is liberating to create adaptation, a challenge I love to experiment in. Tactile art is now under the umbrella of the many techniques I possess as a creator."
"My means of artistic expression cannot help but be influenced by the progression of vision loss from Retinitis Pigmentosa. Limited tunnel-vision which some may view as a “limiting factor” of RP, I find artistically “frames” and presents to me dynamic statements.
"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."
Much of Sam’s work is inspired by the humor that can be found in ordinary language and symbols. Sam is also a musician. Drawing and music feed off each other, so that an image may provide the title for a song or help illustrate the lyrics, and vice versa.
"Working on a painting has become more and more intimidating because I still want to hold my work up to the standards of the visual world. I realize that the colors or details may not be exact, and I can only hope that it can add to the personality of the painting. Out of necessity, this makes my style more impressionistic."
"Designing fused glass angels, and painting with acrylics have allowed my works to be uniquely me; strangely bold, and fuel my passion for wholehearted living."