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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Passionate Focus 2024

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 2024 event. Visit our event website and go to Browse Items and Art Exhibit to see the prices.

Rose Kamma Morrison

Rose Kamma Morrison

"My goal as an artist is to break down the stigma of blindness, one brushstroke at a time - we as artists can bring in a different perspective by expanding your vision of style and design."

  1. Cloud Gate (SOLD)
  2. Distortion (Judi Jasek Jurors' Choice Award: Second Place) (SOLD)
  3. Street Market Lanterns (SOLD)
Kurt Weston

Kurt Weston

Although he has limited visual acuity, Kurt is able to sensitively arrange and carefully light his unique subjects. Whether in-studio or in a natural environment, placing his focus on the singular beauty within.   

  1. Bristled Blossom
  2. Ornamental Oblation
Alison Fortney

Alison Fortney

"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."

  1. Column Reflections (SOLD)
  2. The Lookout
Annie Hesse

Annie Hesse

Hesse’s intention is to show the viewer not only what she sees, but how she sees it.

  1. Evidence
  2. Screens (SOLD)
  3. The Storm
Barbara Oswald

Barbara Oswald

Due to my vision loss, my view of the world is puzzle perfect. A tiny piece, a band of color, how does it fit in to the bigger picture? Through my imagination the swirls become joined, and my art is whole."

  1. Curving and Swirling Anthurium (SOLD)
  2. Heartfelt Passion
Carol Sue Henry

Carol Sue Henry

Carol now lives in Ft. Myers, Florida. She paints at the Lighthouse of Southwest Florida in their arts program.

  1. Fireflies
  2. Lowdermilk Park (SOLD)
  3. A Place I Wanted to Go
Charles Blackwell

Charles Blackwell

“I create pieces in order to provoke inspiration and thus giving life to the human spirit.”

  1. Dancer from Chair and Sky
  2. Eye Tried to Connect to the Impressionists (SOLD)
  3. Influence of the Moving Trane (SOLD)
Constance Avery

Constance Avery

"Painting, for me, is about the exploration of lines, colors, and composition to discover/see what can be created visually. Ultimately, the thrill is when people w/normal vision see more than I can see and are moved by it."

  1. Finding my Way Through
  2. Peering throught the Stained Glass (SOLD)
Frank Valliere

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."

  1. La La La
  2. Outstanding in his Field
Hamilton Byrd

Hamilton Byrd

"Art is a gift. My style is to show what I wish the world could be. I hope you enjoy what I have to offer."

  1. Play Time (SOLD)
  2. Tangerines (SOLD)
Julie Bruno

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 see only a pane of window glass, an animal, or the veins of a leaf unless I am VERY far away. "But I am always up for a challenge. That’s good because life is full of them and I am not backing down."

  1. Blueberry Shack (SOLD)
  2. Lady in her New Spring Coat
  3. View from Mt. Sidney (SOLD)
L. Thomas McCue

L. Thomas McCue

Influenced by the natural world, myth, science fiction, and pop culture, Thomas McCue employs traditional media and a gestural, abstract expressist and graphic approach to making images.

  1. Broken Hornets (Judi Jasek Jurors' Choice Award: First Place)
  2. Not Bird Helmet
Passle Helminski

Passle Helminski

Passle is a visually impaired artist who graduated with a MFA in Weaving and Textiles from Edinboro University.

  1. Artifact (SOLD)
  2. Excited Teapot (SOLD)
  3. Scarlet (SOLD)
Rosemarie Fortney

Rosemarie Fortney

"There is a communion of feelings and perspective that tantalize the viewer into becoming part of each image presented."

  1. My All-Seeing Eye
  2. OPT (SOLD)
Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Much of Sam’s work is inspired by the humor that can be found in ordinary language and symbols.

  1. Beetle Mania (Judi Jasek Jurors' Choice Award: Third Place)
  2. Dumb Bell (SOLD)
  3. Old Pro
Stella De Genova

Stella De Genova

Since my colors and details may not be exact, I feel that it can add to the personality of the painting. This makes my style more impressionistic. "

  1. Autumn in Rural New York (SOLD)
  2. Eden's Sunset
  3. Spring Fever (SOLD)
Susan Joy Gustafson

Susan Joy Gustafson

"The rainy, temperate Pacific Northwest is my home, but I travel to Hawaii each winter. There, I am inspired by the vibrant climate, colors, textures and patterns."

  1. Domestic Bliss (SOLD)
  2. Tangents (SOLD)