I decided to feature again the multi talented artist JJ Thomson in honor of his recent graduation from the University of North Texas where he received a Master of Fine Art degree. His new work has a pop sensibility that nods back to the late 1990’s-early 2000’s and make me think of artists like Tim […]
I received, as a gift, a guitar pick by Justin Scroggins with an interesting animated character etched into the copper material from which it was made. This lead me to look into more of his work and what I discovered was his remarkable ability to take the viewer into a different world through the characters […]
California based Timothy D. Ellis is the featured artist this month on the Dyslexic Playground. His paintings have a unique style that captures the spirit of the subjects. The famous people that are depicted seem to come alive and you feel like they are familiar and relatable. Please enjoy this work and check out his […]
Every fifteenth day of the month there will be a new featured artist on the Dyslexic Playground. This month I am happy to showcase the work of Milwaukee Artist Eric Koester. I chose Eric’s work because it speaks about American culture both past and present. I am fascinated by the way his paintings and […]
Jason Thomson is a MFA candidate at University of North Texas with and emphasis in metalsmithing. I have known JJ for about 5 years and through this time I have watched his work develop in a way that celebrates his dyslexia. The pieces featured below reveal his frustrations and reality of going through a school […]
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Welcome to the Dyslexic Playground! I have started this blog because I am an artist who is severely dyslexic and I want to bring more awareness to the spectrum of abilities. I have come to understand that this (dis)ability is both a blessing and a curse. I grew up in a time when there was […]