So where does art come in? As a youth I loved vibrant colours and the halos of lights that seemed everywhere. Indeed, vibrant colours leapt out at me, blossoming over plainer companions. Of course it was the Keratoconus and this became normal for me. Sure, I detest this disorder. It has caused me a lot of grief. However, over the years I have always appreciated the view on the world that it gives me. Blurry – yes. Multiple visions of things – yes. Distortions galore – yes. But such beautiful colours and lights. Maybe its what made me paint.
I’m not going to bore you with details of my life and my various struggles. We all struggle. It’s our victories that define us. So let me share my personal victories over my eyesight - my artwork. Here are samples all produced through squinting and often weeping eyes.
Unexpected – digital, 2015
Three Sisters – oils on canvas, 2015
I look forward to hearing tales of triumph from others out there.
Greg Long is a fantasist, writer, artist and traveler. as hobbies he writes science fiction/fantasy, creates 3D computer generated art, and paints in oils.