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JLeftyArt  © Justin Lefty #JLeftyArt self taught painter living with Lyme - Dec 2016 "when life gives ya lemons, take it, but when life gives ya Lyme, paint it"

http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/07/jcc_art_exhibit_a_real_hit_for.html

workin on a few special pieces for my next show comin up soon - "M.I.C" will be one of your next faves I promise #JLeftyArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #MickeyMouse #NYCArt #NYCArtist

So thankful for everyone who came out to the JCC on Wednesday night for the Opening of my first ever exhibition! A great night filled with smiles and tears - check out the article in my bio up too now #JLeftyArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #NYCArtist #NYCArt #silive #expressyourself

standing next two my two fav pieces for size comparison, "the celebration" and "Colonel KF Sanders" #JLeftyArt #NYCArtist #LymeDontKillMyVibe #NYCArt

Start making those plansss if you haven't already #JLeftyArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #SoloShow #NYCGallery #OpeningNight #NYCArtist #July12

"The Celebration"
by #JLeftyArt (30in x 40in acrylic on canvas)
#NYCArtist #Islanders #IslesHockey #LymeDontKillMyVibe #NYIslanders #JLeftyArt

just a little progress shot showing "the celebration" when the #isles clinched their second round playoff birth in 2016! Check back on Wednesday to see the final version #JLeftyArt #nhl #fanart #islanders #hockey #TrustTheProcess #futurechamps

I hope I'm not the only one whose ever wanted to see the Colonel as a Colonel!? -
"Colonel K.F. Sanders"
by JLeftyArt (30in x 40in acrylic on canvas)
#JLeftyArt #KFC #NYCArtist #NYCArt #PopArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #ColonelSanders #SelfieSunday

"nineties baby" - Love it when my newest work becomes my next fav... What do ya think?! Another from my lil pollock period -30in x 40in mixed media by #JLeftyArt #abstract #expressionism #art #nycartist #nycart #jacksonpollock

swipe above and check out some pics I took while I was creating this special mixed media masterpiece intended to honor the work of the medical tech genius and fantastic doctor here on Staten Island, Dr. Salvatore Volpe! .
"Dr. V Saves the Day" 36inx48in by #JLeftyArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #DCUniverse #Cosplay #DailyPlanet

Starting early 2016 down over 30 pounds, eventually put back on with the assistance of steroidal injections, things didn't seem to be going well for Justin at all. According to friends close to the artist, he was surviving on Powerade and Gatorade in the beginning - unable to bring himself to eat anything he was getting his calorie intake from the drink and staying hydrated as well. He was too weak to even open up the bottles himself. These bottles would go on to serve as partial inspiration for one of Justin's first pieces! -

Although the last year and change of my life will forever change my future, I am more pleased and at ease with myself more than ever. I have learned that making art is a passion of mine so do with that what you will; let these pieces serve as an outlet to just be simple and subtle yet convey and help a cause! I resorted to painting and discovered it as a hidden talent while going through my personal health struggles of 2016. Unable to focus on computers, televisions, or many things with movement, I resorted to painting! More recently, after almost a year of not knowing anything, it was discovered that I have been living with Chronic Lyme Disease. It's nuts that 35% of people test falsely negative! It makes life almost unbearable at times - painting has really paved another way for me while I've been battling Lyme! May is celebrated as Lyme Disease Awareness Month. The CDC believes Lyme goes away after 21 days of treatment - not only does it not work but it could actually make symptoms much worse in patients! So many questions and too little answers :(
#LymeDontKillMyVibe #LymeWarrior #LymeDiseaseChallenge #JLeftyArt #ChronicIllness

when you can truly smile at something you created, stop looking around for affirmation - quote me on that #JLeftyArt #LymeDontKillMyVibe #lymewarrior #artist #abstractart #expressionism #nycartist

felt a little inspired by something but not sure what it was - 30in x 40in mixed media by #JLeftyArt #abstract #expressionism #art #nycartist #LymeDontKillMyVibe

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