Chuck Close is certainly an amazing Artist and has been making his mark in the Art world since the 1960's. He's known for painting HUGE--I mean seriously HUGE portrait paintings of friends, family, and fellow Artists. The interesting thing too is that he suffers from prosopagnosia--also known as face blindness--where he has difficulty recognizing faces. But it wasn't until twenty years into painting portraits that he made a connection that maybe his love for painting portraits stems from his challenge in seeing them. Plus, if that wasn't enough--in 1988 Mr. Chuck Close experienced a seizure that left him mostly paralyzed from the neck down.
What I love about him and admire so deeply is that even paralyzed he does not let this deter him from painting--and painting HUGE none the less.
His style has certainly evolved from his early days of painting intensely realistic--but so has he.
The video above is just chocked full of inspiration and wisdom---and a total must see. I hope you enjoy his FEARLESS inspiration!