When Tim Lefens walked into the Matheny School in New Jersey to show slides of his paintings, his one-hour visit became a life-changing experience. The students he met had severe physical challenges: only one of them could talk, none could walk, and all lacked the use of their hands. As a painter facing his own gradual loss of eyesight, Tim had come to fully appreciate the power of art, and he was determined to enable the students to paint despite their physical limitations.
Lefens created breakthrough techniques for these students that gave full, exacting control of the creative process for such remarkable young artists as Natalia with her brash wit, the brooding Mike with his Harley-Davidson hat, the mischievous Chet, the passionate cowgirl Cindy, and Angel, the volcanic Latino.
Flying Colors, an immensely inspiring story about leaping over obstacles, reveals the passion and determination of one man, his student-artists, and their emergence together from a virtual silence to luminous expression.
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Great subject, bad writing
This book pulls you in and you do not want to let go.... best I have read "listened to" in years!
The wheelchair painting....
His tone and intination were wonderful!
Yes, very extreme emotianlly intense!
- Terresa Shubert