Jeff Hanson is a visually impaired artist from Overland Park, Kansas. However, his inability to see does not hold him back from creating complete masterpieces. In fact, his drive to create also fuels his desire to help change our world for the better.
At a young age, Jeff was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis, a genetic condition that caused a brain tumor that left him legally blind. Jeff loved art since he was a kid, and didn’t let his vision loss stop him from perusing his dream of becoming an accomplished artist. Now with 1,400 incredible paintings under his belt, Jeff can say he’s more than accomplished this dream. Yet what makes Jeff so special is that he donated more than $1 million worth of his paintings to over 100 different organizations, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.
Jeff’s art is quite beautiful to witness, and some of his famous fans include Warren Buffett and Elton John; both celebrities have even paid huge sums to buy his work off charities that received his works. I certainly look forward to seeing what Jeff creates in the future, in both the paintings he makes and the connections he forms with others in need.