Blind Painter Able to Paint Again

After Going Blind, Artist Uses Texture to Complete Beautiful Paintings


In 2001, as a result of Epilepsy, artist John Bramblitt went blind. Now, while it is easy to see how blindness could ruin the career of a visual artist, going blind was actually the catalyst to begin his career as a visual artist. His art has been sold in over twenty countries and he has been featured in news, print and even appeared on the Evening News with Katie Couric.


"Functionally blind," meaning that he can only tell the difference between light and darkness, John Bramblitt paints in a completely unique way. He uses textured paints to feel his way around the canvas. And you might be asking how he can tell which paint is which. The answer to that is by labeling his paints and paint tubes with Braille.

 He is able to mix paint by measuring out certain mixtures and mixing them comparing it to how someone would when cooking or baking. 


"Basically what I have to do is replace everything that the eyes would do for a sighted artist with the sense of touch." Says Bramblitt, "when you break it down, the eyes really only do two things for a painter; they allow you to know your placement on a canvas, and it allows you to determine color.


Bramblitt has experienced lots of success since starting painting. His paintings have sold internationally in over twenty countries, and he has been the subject to documentaries, New York Times Articles, the Evening News with At his first art show, he didn't even tell people he was blind.

Line of Sight 

To find out more about John Bramblitt, check out his website at


10 Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas for Spring

10 Simple Ideas to Get You Started

Spring has started and the weather is finally warm enough to get back outside and paint. And the best paint to paint with right now are Watercolors!

With bright, flowing color and carefree brushstrokes, Watercolor paint is symbolic of the freshness that Spring brings to our art. So grab your watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, and paper or blocks and start painting with these ten easy prompts.

1. Flowers


2. Public Parks


3. The Beach


4. Animals


5. The Lake or Stream


6. Nightlife


7. Houses


8. Downtown


9. People


10. Fireflies


Need supplies? Head over to for all the best in watercolor paints, brushes and paper with amazing products like Turner Concentrated Artist Watercolor Paints, Mimik Synthetic Squirrel Hair Watercolor Brushes, Union Square Watercolor Blocks and Pads and more!


Tell Us Why You Love Jerry's And Win!

Congrats to Our "My Story" Winners!

Jerry's wants to hear from you! We want to know how we've helped you grow in your love and passion of art and want to hear your story. That's why at, you can tell us about your experience for a chance to win an eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama. With "My Story", you can share your story and your art. 

 Once you submit your story, you're entered into the chance to win a $50 eGift Card. Here are this month's winners!


More Featured Stories


Congrats to all of our winners and be sure to Check Out My Story to enter your story for a chance to win!

Low Free Shipping On Top Brands

Shop Golden, Liquitex Arches all free shipping

BIG Sale

Big art supply sake with free shiping

Products To Consider

FREE Video Art Lessons

Learning Art The Easy and Simple Way with Jerry's Artarama FREE Video Art Lessons


Facebook Fans

Recent Comments

Comment RSS