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Visually and hearing impaired Shorewood senior creates art

Barb Carson with Therapy Dog at the Timbers

Barb Carson of Shorewood, 86, can’t see and scarcely can hear. But she had no trouble walking around her apartment Monday at the Timbers of Shorewood, showing off samples of her paintings, which spanned decades.

There was an oil of one of Carson’s dogs and an oil of her husband, David (deceased); watercolor landscapes, alleys and rustic country buildings; and outdoor scenes from the art classes Carson takes at The Timbers twice a month.

When Carson first moved to The Timbers from Crest Hill four years ago, the senior living community hosted an art show featuring 150 pieces of Carson’s art, said Carson’s niece, Dawn Martin of Joliet. (Read More on the Herald News Website)