Charles and Geoff Macdonald and their sister, Jean Howart, share an inherited eye disorder, pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). This is a rare connective tissue disorder affecting one in 100,000 people. This condition means there is little or no central vision. These paintings are a labour of love and a testament to the artists’ determination to create things of beauty despite their disability. They are part of a collection owned by the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
Where to see this painting?
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Not all paintings are on display. If you want to see a particular painting, please contact the collection