Painting The Whole Picture: Portrait of an Artist with Epilepsy
Joshua Holmes, author, illustrator
Today, artist Joshua Holmes is secure in Christ, at peace with His timing, eager to create, and ready to overcome any life obstacle. In thirty-eight years, he faced a myriad of struggles, however, before arriving at a place of acceptance. Born a fighter, from day one he defied misdiagnoses, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. After brain surgery, against all odds he adjusted to new acquired disabilities, including visual and sensory deficits. He acknowledged stigma, embraced failure, set creative goals, and discovered his place in the world. An academic and professional, he later persisted after repeated seizures in the classroom and workplace, and navigated the disarray they left behind. With faith and endurance, he trusted God to lead him through three different colleges and into a rewarding freelance career. In this remarkable autobiography, Joshua Holmes paints a stellar picture. He recounts a life of trial, accomplishment, survival, and blessing. Introspective, informative, fast-paced, and filled with irony, Painting the Whole Picture is a harrowing tale you won’t want to put down.