Jeff Hanson began to lose his eyesight at age 12 when doctors discovered an optic brain tumor. But that loss did not stop him from seeing opportunities for his creativity. Hanson is deemed legally blind but is an avid painter whose work has sold for thousands of dollars. He began paining vibrant illustrations, first on note cards before moving to canvas and later to designs for women's dresses. Jeff began to paint clothing, painting a matching bow tie and cummerbund to accompany his paintings at live charity auctions.