Jeff Harrington

Jeff Harrington is CEO at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind. As Director of Technology he teaches people with sight loss to use technology.

Nominator: “Jeff is blind and is the current interim CEO at the Earle Baum Center of the Blind.  Jeff is also the Director of Technology and leads a team of instructors, including himself, in teaching people with all degrees of sight loss to use technology to enhance their lives.”

Website: http://www.earlebaum.org

A smiling man stands next to a large brown shape that could be a desk. The man is drawn in simple outlines with a large paintbrush. Oval blobs of green are added to his pants and the background with a spray. A glowing orange blob surrounds his head and shoulders, and paint from the blobs drips to the bottom of the paper.
Jeff Harrington by Jonathan Valdivias, acrylic paint on paper, 16 x 20 inches, 2019

IMAGE: A smiling man stands next to a large brown shape that could be a desk. The man is drawn in simple outlines with a large paintbrush. Oval blobs of green are added to his pants and the background with a spray. A glowing orange blob surrounds his head and shoulders, and paint from the blobs drips to the bottom of the paper.

Jonathan Valvidias from NIAD prefers moody colors but goes multi-pigmented for the many images he says are self-portraits. The resulting narratives reflect his self-perception and emotional sensitivities as well as his mastery of acrylics.