John Bramblitt 盲人画师心里的绘画艺术

来自于美国德克萨斯州的艺术家John Bramblitt是一位才华横溢的绘画师,他的作品在20多个国家的艺术爱好者中被收藏,他的事迹曾在BBC、纽约时报等媒体报道,有一部纪录片 "Line of Sight'就是讲述他的故事。

John Bramblitt 盲人画师心里的绘画艺术

John Bramblitt 11岁的时候患有癫痫病导致眼睛失明,就在他人生中的最低谷的时候,他试图学习绘画,经过不断的努力和付出,他的作品渐渐的被人们所接受,现在他成为了一名励志艺术家,备受媒体关注。

John Bramblitt 盲人画师 骑马油画

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely blind, sending him into what he calls "the deepest, darkest hole" of depression. "All of the hopes and dreams that I had for my life; all of the plans for what I would do after I graduated school were gone. I was not only depressed, but in mourning. The life that I had, along with the future that I was planning, was dead and gone," he says. "I felt like I had no potential; that basically I was a zero."

John Bramblitt 盲人画师 音乐现场油画

It was then, at the lowest point of his life, that Bramblitt resolved to get colors back in his life. A year after he became fully blind, he attempted to learn how to draw without sight by using a kind of fabric paint with raised edges. And although he says his first successful drawing was misshapen and clumsy, the fact that he could connect lines and curves to form a picture left him with hope as bright as a ray of sunlight shining on a dark world.

John Bramblitt 盲人画师 森林鹿

Since then, the Denton, Texas-based artist has created a number of stunning vivid, dynamic paintings that burst with color and texture. After he forms a picture in his mind, he uses fabric paint to produce outlines that can be felt with his fingers. He discovered that different hues of oil paints don't feel the same in his hands—white, for example, is thick like toothpaste, while black is runnier. Knowing this, he can mix whatever shades he needs for his artwork. Meanwhile, braille on the tubes of paint help him identify the individual colors.

John Bramblitt 盲人画师 海景油画

For more than a decade now, the inspirational artist has received several honors and been the subject of much media attention for his gorgeous paintings created in spite of his so-called handicap. "In a way, I am glad that I became blind," Bramblitt says. "This makes more sense when you stop thinking about adversity as an obstacle, and start viewing it as an experience—something that you can learn from and grow from."

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