Hal Lasko is a graphic designer, drafting map in military during WWII and then work in several companies until he retires in 1970s. Everything back then was done by hand and he would paint all through out to satisfy his artistic crave.
“Grandpa Hal” as they call him, is a pure artists who just love to paint until such time his age, particularly his eyes become the obstacle for his passion. Because he’s such an artist that truly loves to paint, a new opportunity to fulfill his desires has come.
On his 85th birthday, his family gave him a computer as gift, the new PC is packed with Microsoft Paint Software on a Windows 95 operating system.
Grandpa Hal then spends long hours doing what he truly loved — painting…on his computer!
“When I got the computer and saw what the Paint program offered, I started a whole new career almost. It’s so easy for me to handle,” Lasko says.
“Every time I paint on it, I’m trying to do something that’s approaching fine art.” he added.
Grandpa’s works are described as ‘a collision pointillism and 8 Bit art”.
Now he’s not just Grandpa Hal…he’s “The Pixel Painter”.
Watch this touching documentary short directed by Josh Bogdan which tells how Lasko discovered an entire new artistic career well into his 80s.
Via: This is Colossal