View Full Version : Legally Blind and still painting!

07-24-2013, 02:49 AM
There's hope for us all. This incredible man (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVQHeowMdjI#at=210) has been able to carry on painting digitally despite being 97 and having wet macular degeneration. Fantastic!


07-24-2013, 08:49 AM
WOw....Doug, what a GREAT artist he is and 97 years old too!:clap: :thumbsup: I love his work, a great family for support too. Thanks for sharing.

07-24-2013, 09:02 AM

I can see most of us doing art for a long time. I am just itching to retire, so that I can work on my art.

The difference between him and my mother is 180 degrees. He is wonderful, and I love his lettering.

Thanks for sharing!

07-24-2013, 09:04 AM
Incredible story and what an inspiration.


07-24-2013, 09:57 AM
Doug, that was absolutely inspiring and joyful! Thanks so much for sharing the link with us!

M.L. Schaefer
07-24-2013, 02:37 PM
This was so moving and touching! Add to that the beautiful paintings he is able to make! Inspiring.

Thank you Doug, for sharing this with us!

:heart: M.

07-24-2013, 08:29 PM
How wonderful! I only wish my mother could have had such an outlet, she had the same eye disease and was profoundly deaf also. She stopped painting when it got too frustrating, but I'll bet she could have done this, she was just born too soon.

07-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Doug, what a great story about this artist!! Good for him and for his family!! Next month my dad will be 96 and he is still a good thinker!! He wants to do things, but his body is not always willing!!


07-25-2013, 10:30 AM
I loved this! What an inspiration :clap:

Scene Chaser
07-25-2013, 02:00 PM
Thanks Doug, that's a good one.