Jeff Hanson (b: 1993) is an award-winning, philanthropic artist on a mission to change the world through art. Visually impaired since childhood from neurofibromatosis type 1 and an optic chiasm brain tumor (playfully named CLOD), Jeff’s acrylic on canvas works employ bold color and heavily sculptured texture to create an unmistakable signature style–a sight for sore eyes, he calls it.
Self-taught as an artist, Jeff first began painting watercolor notecards while undergoing chemotherapy at age 12. What was initially a pastime and distraction from his treatments, Jeff’s painting soon evolved into a curbside business, Jeff’s Bistro. Proceeds benefitted the Children’s Tumor Foundation to fund optic tumor research.