Blindness Awareness Month Fact of the Day (October 17): John Bramblitt

JBDog JBHorse JBSunrise

Take a look at these amazing paintings. For those of you who are visually impaired, these are gorgeous paintings full of lots of color. They are beautiful. The first one is of a dog, very up close. The second one is a cowboy on a horse with a sunset, and the third one is also of a sunset with hot air balloons over a body of water.

Now, imagine doing these without any sight whatsoever. These are the works of John Bramblitt. I had the honor and opportunity to meet him the other day. He has a very sweet guide dog, Echo. John Bramblitt lost his sight during college because of a seizure disorder. I really hope to be able to do a workshop with him or visit with him more in the future, especially since my boyfriend is an Art major. How does John do it? Check out the video to learn more. John is an inspiration, such a sweet guy, and so incredibly talented. He also has a great sense of humor and is just another example of how nearly anything is possible when you put your heart into it and try and try again. He truly is an amazing non-visual visual artist.

Here is his website:

And here is a video about him. Very worth the time to watch it.

Published by

Jessica N and Makiko

Jessica is a proud Texan. She graduated in 2014 with her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and is now employed. She is visually impaired and has a retinal disease, Retinitis Pigmentosa. Originally Jessica started blogging about everything from being diagnosed with the disease to where she is now, almost 9 years later. Then, Jessica went to Guide Dogs for the Blind and was blessed with Makiko, her new guide dog. Now, her blog "The Way Eye See The World" is about everything related to visual impairments, including guide dogs.

2 thoughts on “Blindness Awareness Month Fact of the Day (October 17): John Bramblitt”

  1. Those are some awesome paintings. I will have to watch that video later. (I can’t right now.) I did read his “about me” on his sight and some of his faq. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Leave your Reply or Feedback below! :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s