Lone Star Council: Featuring John Bramblitt, Visual Artist
September 2 @ 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
The Lone Star Council is thrilled to welcome our next meeting guest speaker.
John Bramblitt is an artist living in Denton Texas, his art has been sold in over one hundred and twenty countries and he has appeared internationally in print, TV and radio. And John is blind.
When Bramblitt lost the last of his vision in 2001 due to complications with epilepsy and Lyme’s disease, his hopes of becoming a creative writing teacher were shattered and he sunk into a deep depression. He felt disconnected from family and friends, alienated and alone.
But then something amazing happened– he discovered painting. He learned to distinguish between different colored paints by feeling their textures with his fingers. He taught himself how to paint using raised lines to help him find his way around the canvas, and through something called haptic visualization, which enables him to “see” his subjects through touch.
John’s paintings are intensely personal, and are mostly taken from real people and events in his life. John’s workshops are unique in the art world in that they not only span the gap between beginning and professional artists, but also include adaptive techniques for people with disabilities. According to John, “Everyone has an artist somewhere in them; sometimes they just need a little help letting it out.”
Don’t miss this inspirational digital event.