13 years in the past, after being identified with Parkinson’s illness, a 65-year-old army veteran and social employee, determined he would flip his darkish prognosis right into a optimistic alternative to meet a lifelong dream.
Now, Norman Greenstein is named ‘The Parkinson’s Painter’.
In highschool he was a prolific doodler, however the dean of an artwork faculty informed him he would by no means make it as an artist.
“I confirmed him my work and he stated, ‘The issue with fashionable artwork is you may spit on a canvas and name it artwork’—that’s what he considered my paintings, so I didn’t do it.”
Norman put his dream apart, and supported his spouse and three kids with devotion.
He flirted along with his ardour over time, however ‘actuality’ and obligations all the time overtook his eager for inventive expression.
After Norman was identified with Parkinson’s, he talked to his son about lastly embarking aboard life as a painter.
“My father has continued to combat by way of the burdens and struggles of his afflictions as a way to proceed to color,” his son Gabe Greenstein informed GNN.
“Impressed by this, my brother, Steven, and I, began what would grow to be a mission involving our entire household, as a way to assist unfold consciousness of our father’s work, his expertise, and his mission to assist others with Parkinson’s.”
A web based gallery was launched to function the colorfully daring canvases and in Gabe’s spare time he interviewed his father for a memoir known as, Spit on A Canvas: The Journey of The Parkinson’s Painter.
In 2018, Norman started promoting his first work, with galleries exhibiting his work.
The crew can also be engaged on releasing Norm’s first digital NFT artwork assortment. 20% of all gross sales is being donated to 2 Parkinson’s analysis foundations.
Watch the video section from the TODAY present beneath—and see extra of his paintings at ParkinsonsPainter.com.
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