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The thief that steals my vision is called Stargardt, named after a clear night when you can see all the stars. With thousands of holes in my retinas it’s like seeing through a galaxy, with no center focus at all. I've learned to look around the center and through the stars. My name is Gretchen, thanks for visiting!
After being legally blind for years, in July of 2019 I had an impulse to draw this picture on the chalkboard wall in my office. When my niece came over and saw it she insisted I post it on Facebook. Within a couple hours my oldest sister informed me that I was to do three paintings for her living room. With absolutely no background in art whatsoever I told her it was on a chalkboard and that I didn’t know how to paint. A couple of days later she showed up at my house with three boxes of pastels and a bunch of black construction paper and told me that I was to make her paintings. So, I did. And that was the beginning of my totally unexpected and wildly fulfilling journey as an artist.
Chalkboard drawing that started it all.
Simply put, I fly by the seat of my pants. As I go along I take tons of pictures with my smartphone and enlarge them so that I can sort of guess where I'm at and where I might go next. Every painting is a new adventure.
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