Blind Painter Uses Touch to Create Beautiful & Vibrant Paintings

You would think that one of an artist’s most important tools would be their eyes in order to work, but that certainly isn’t the case for artist John Bramblitt who’s career in art actually began after losing his sight due to epilepsy in 2001.

Since then he has developed a truly unique way to paint by using textured paints to feel his way around the canvas. Bramblitt is functionally blind meaning that he is only able to tell the difference between sunlight and darkness. He writes on his website “Basically what I do is replace everything that the eyes would do for a sighted artist with the sense of touch.”

He also has a unique approach to using colour, as every paint tube and bottle in his studio is labelled with brail. As you can see, the end result of Bramblitt’s paintings is a truly vibrant and colourful canvas that serve as a powerful reminder that anything is possible.

You can keep up to date with Bramblitt’s work via Facebook and Twitter.


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