J. Alan Gibson
J. Alan Gibson of Macon, Georgia, lost his vision to glaucoma a bit quicker than most, due to a hereditary fault in his optic nerve. In 2005, Alan lost complete sight in both eyes, but did not lose his passion for creating art. He continues to make what he calls, "fun little pictures and fun little art". Despite his past illness and lack of vision, Alan continues to be positive about himself and his work by "feeling his way along" using bright colors, thick paint, and quirky subjects.
Professionally, J. Alan Gibson graduated from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Studio Art and Graphic Design. He worked with Knight Ridder as their presentation director, as well as with the Macon Telegraph and Macon Magazine.