I am a partially sighted artist. I was born with a vision disability and am unable to drive. I get around by walking (without a cane most of the time) and by riding my bicycles or taking the bus.. I have been entering shows for artists with disabilities for many years (I'm 67) including those at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital near Philadelphia, The American Printing House For The Blind in Louisville KY, and the Courage Kenny Institute in Minneapolis MN. I've had good luck with selling my art at these venues.
My degrees are in astronomy and astrogeophysics from University of Colorado and Penn State University. I have been interested in astronomy from a young age and enjoy doing astronomy themed space art. Along the way I became interested in outdoor painting, and the two, plein air and space art, compliment each other very well. Space paintings often depict landscapes on other worlds. I work on space paintings in oils at home and outdoor paintings in acrylics on site and also at home. I found that acrylics are more convenient than oils when working on location because of the faster drying time. I've had better luck selling plein air than space art because they are smaller and more affordable. My space paintings are rather large, but that's okay.
I've also exhibited locally at the Blair County Arts Festival at Penn State Altoona, Artists In Our Midst at Southern Alleghenies Museum Of Art, Altoona and The Biennial at Southern Alleghenies Museum Of Art, Loretto. And I've had individual shows at Altoona Area Public Library, Blair Medical Associates at Station Medical Center, and at the Blair County Arts Foundation, the Whitaker Center for the Arts and Sciences in Harrisburg, and the Neil Armstrong Planetarium in Altoona. I've won numerous awards for my art, most notably a "Best In Show" at "Art Ability 2018" for my oil painting entitled "String Theory".
I have two artist memberships in (1) Art In Common of Blair County and surrounding region, and (2) the International Association of Astronomical Artists, a worldwide organization dedicated to the astronomical arts in all types of media. I've actively participated in shows with both of these groups. I currently have work at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton OH, the Kuiper Science Building at The University of Arizona in Tucson AZ, Novaspace Art Gallery in Tucson AZ, Picture Perfect Frame and Gallery in Hollidaysburg PA, the Neil Armstrong Planetarium in Altoona and a commission painted for Fort Roberdeau Park in Sinking Valley.