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People on a Beach

© the artist. Photo credit: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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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.

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust





oil on canvas


H 34 x W 44.5 cm

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