ARTIST, VETERAN, ATHLETE~ living without sight
Oh- how I tried ... those initial years, to bring to fruition, the exact image that was loitering in my mind’s eye for the sighted viewer to enjoy. Not the intent of the image, but the replication.
These days, my efforts are focused on bringing forward the emotions that visit me. I want the viewers to feel what I am feeling. Sometimes this want gets misunderstood because much of my work is topographic.
Aa I continue to push the ‘perceived’ boundaries of my limitations and experiment with a variety of processes, I am discovering a greater depth to share my message of hope and possibilities.
I want to know if others can see what I am feeling. I use touch navigation to deploy the various paint colors, mediums, composition and often textures, but it is my hope, the viewer, by merely, casting eyes on my work will see what I wanted to communicate- it is then I feel accomplished.
You will often find me wearing a ‘Life is Good’ hat. I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. I may have lost my eye sight, but I have a good life.
I live with my husband in Minnesota. We provide a home to four-legged furballs in need of rescuing. Together we enjoy destination marathons/triathlons, music concerts and cooking.
I am blessed to have an enormous chasm of inspiration, influenced by: my faith, love of music, memories and life encounters.
Personally, I continue to dream big for myself and look forward to what lies ahead!
My my art is collected and exhibited thru out North and South America, Europe and Asia.
I currently have artwork included in the Frida Legacy Art Exhibit touring the US and abroad, closing April 2020.
Copyright © 2019 Annie Young Arts - All Rights Reserved.
Photo credits: Bill Mitchell and Warren Mosier