Setbacks can too easily keep us from doing what we love. More often than not it seems we are quick to accept restrictions and slow to persevere.
A 97 year old man is proving no obstacle – even blindness – needs to stop a pursuit of dreams. You are never too old to put art at the heart.
Who is “The Pixel Painter”
Hal Lasko suffers from wet macular degeneration. This type of visual impairment is age-related. The disease prohibits Hal from seeing fine detail. In fact, his vision has deteriorated to such a level that he is considered legally blind. Even though age-related macular degeneration causes trouble seeing straight ahead, Hal pursues artistic activities.
In his professional career, Hal Lasko was a type designer; an artist who created fonts. This allowed him to turn his attention to digital art. At that time, he did not know that a computer would later become his preferred medium for artwork.
Interestingly enough, there are no secrets or intricacies to the computer tool he uses to produce art. Hal uses one of the simplest apps: Microsoft Paint. On this program, Hal is able to enlarge portions of his design so he can see what he is doing.
It took him months to make the switch from brush to computer screen, but now he spends several hours a day creating detailed artwork. He creates beautiful landscapes with a digital look; they are beautiful and inspirational in unique ways.
Hal turns 98 this year. In honor of his birthday, all original work is available on http://www.hallasko.com/. Each piece is appropriately priced at $98.
To promote this special sale and chronicle the story of an artist, follow this link and watch Hal Lasko’s video interview: http://www.today.com/tech/legally-blind-97-year-old-makes-masterpieces-simple-paint-app-6C10732493.
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