Visually Impaired Artist Raises $1 Million for Charity
Twenty-one year old artist Jeffrey Hanson was diagnosed with neurofibromatosis when he was only twelve years old. This rare condition caused a tumor on his optic nerve that lead to a loss in vision.
Despite this impairment, Jeffrey learned to paint and was soon creating beautiful works of art featuring vibrant colours and deep textures. He began selling these pieces in an effort to raise money for various philanthropic causes, setting a personal objective of raising over $1,000,000 for charity before his twentieth birthday. He surpassed this goal in 2013.
His works are featured below. If you would like to learn more about Jeffrey and his unique process, or to see more of his brilliant artwork, please visit his website.