Imagine the Rainbow
in the Shades of Gray
Some might consider me to be a person with a disability. Right, I have a rare syndrome that affects my vision: I am completely color-blind, extremely sensitive to light and suffer from low vision.
So why would someone like me be a painter which is all about visualization? Well, perhaps it’s because of my upbringing. I was taught early on that nothing is impossible, and that there are different ways in which we can achieve our goals.
Granted, I had to number my crayons, so that I would be able to tell them apart and yes, I have to stand close to my canvas, so that I can see what I’m doing. I don’t look at it as a disability, but rather as an abnormality, and we all know that normal is not necessarily the most creative.
I am grateful for having been given the opportunity to create art, from an entirely fresh point of view. I hope more and more people, with or without disabilities, will join me in this perception, claiming that just because we are different, and doesn’t mean we can’t fulfill our dreams, because we surely can.
After all, I may not be able to enjoy the colors of the rainbow, but I can still see it as art in the middle of the sky
Come hear my lecture and join me in the journey to reaching our goals, despite any obstacles we may face along the way.
*The lecture and dialog are between 45 min to an hour and a half long
A Lecture from a Different Perspective
My name is Anne, and along with being legally blind, I’m also a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sibling, a friend, an active member of my community and a painter. I just paint things as I see them, which is not the same way most people do.
I have a B.A. degree in economics and have spent most of my adult years working as an economist at a hi-tech company in Tel Aviv. A few years ago, my family and I relocated to South Africa for 3 years, during which time I found myself gravitating back to my first love - the arts. Since I’ve begun painting professionally i have been fortunate enough to have my work be well received, and have showcased my work in various art galleries and exhibitions.
I was born in Israel to immigrant parents from Switzerland and the USA and I now live in a Kibbutz in the Upper Galilee with my spouse and our three children.