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Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

Saved by Art Twice – Dyslexic Artist Chuck Close

“Chuck Close says art saved his life twice.”

From an excellent interview, “At school, he was always in the slowest stream and could only pass tests by revising all night in the bath with a spotlight trained on the book, reading passages out loud.

Every report card said essentially the same thing: ‘Charles is absent-mindedly looking […]

Artist of the Month: Michael Allen, Painter

The artist of the month is Michael Allen, a gifted painter who along with his remarkable family is a member of our community. Michael lives and works in Lebanon County, PA.

When I asked whether either of his parents were artists, Michael to us, “My dad’s an engineer. He draws and builds bridges in major cities.” But interestingly, […]

Multi-Talented Artist Colin Poole Talks About His Dyslexia

“When I was in school I wondered why I didn’t understand; now I wonder why “they” don’t understand. My life and my viewpoint are distinct, and I love it this way. Dyslexies are often the inventors, the artists, and the creators. We are the different people who make a difference.”

And: “How I create, think, […]