A Touch of Colour| 12mins
Director: Catalin Brylla | Producer: Catalin Brylla
Focus Years: 2005 | Country: United Kingdom
Due to his impairment, British painter Terry Jackson had to radically restructure his life, as well as his painting technique. Terry lives together with his partner, Pam, in the outskirts of Basingstoke, UK. Terry's passion for drawing and painting has been shattered by him becoming blind 12 years ago. Since then, Terry has not been able to draw and had to re-invent his painting style: he forms the background of his paintings out of plasticine, thus creating a 3-dimensional relief on the canvas. Then he paints it with Pam's help, who mixes the colours under his vocal supervision.
Terry loves and is constantly inspired by nature, which shows not only in the motifs of his painting, but also in his vibrant and plastic painting style. His artworks reflect the changes of life that Terry has gone through, and show his constant struggle to keep painting as a form of expressing what is inside of him.