Going blind would be considered the end of most artist’s careers, but John Bramblitt saw that as his beginning, working hard to find ways to bring art to life like he saw it in his head. Art was a part of his life before going blind from epilepsy, but it wasn’t until his world went dark for good, that he started putting paintbrush to paper.
At first, depression and grief took over his mind, forcing him into a lonely depression that would take months and months to recover from. As many will tell you, though, misery is a great place to be when considering the idea of making art. Images will come to you out of nowhere and inspire you to start the artistic process.
So, when he was able to climb back into the world with the rest of us, he used the valuable lessons he had learned to create beautiful, colorful paintings that are simply awesome. Seeing the photos that he creates today it’s easy to see just how phenomenal his work is. He shares his secrets, explaining that he uses paint and oils that are raised, so he can feel the texture to help identify where the “lines” are as he is working. This allows him to create a accurate and amazing photo that has all the colors and lines that he wants, exactly where he wants them.
So, he uses his fingers to do what his eyes did, creating images that are strong, vibrant and just pull of life, filling every corner of the canvas in a happy expression that makes us all stop and stare. Take a look for yourself. John Bramblitt’s website | Facebook | Twitter via [Visual News]