University Centre Weston student shows love for art despite losing sight
PUBLISHED: 13:30 05 May 2017
A University Centre Weston (UCW) student who is losing her sight has taken on an arts degree which has made her appreciate her new take on colours and different art forms.
Linda Chan, aged 60, has created her own colourful and abstract exhibition to show her love for art to the public.
Linda suffers from diabetic retinopathy, which has caused near-blindness in one of her eyes and severely restricted vision in the other.
She has to have laser eye surgery on a regular basis, in order to slow down the deterioration of her sight.
Linda said: “I’ve called my exhibition Seeing The World With New Eyes and studying for my degree has really helped me to do just that.
“Coming from a career in business, I realised that I didn’t ever just stop and stare as I was always so busy and there was always something going on which needed my attention. As I’m losing my sight, I’m taking the time to appreciate my surroundings.”