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Blind Hattiesburg artist showcases paintings

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Former Forrest General Respiratory therapy employee Sandra Hinton has always been an artist, but the way she paints is different from most. 

Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a genetic eye condition that gradually affects sight,  as  a young woman Sandra learned to rely on shadows to create her paintings.  Being legally blind, Sandra says she paints my shadows. 

Her artwork has been displayed at exhibits and shows organized by the South Mississippi Artist's Association in the Pine Belt. 

After she quit working because of her vision, Sandra learned to paint again by the perception of light and shadow. "It's hard, but I love painting too much to give up," said Hinton. 

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