98 year old grandpa Hal Lasko’s art may look a bit pixelated, but there are few better examples of fine art. The retired graphic designer who once drafted maps for the army during World War II spent years not being able to paint due to age-related macular degeneration, but his 85th birthday present would change all that. Receiving a new computer which came loaded with Windows 95, Hal discovered the program Paint. Its pixelated nature and easy interface were a perfect fit for Hal, who was thrilled to once again have a creative outlet that suited his needs.
“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 … every time I paint on it, I’m trying to do something that’s approaching fine art,” Lasko states on his website. He continues to paint and update his site with new prints with the help of his grandson Ryan. Hal has made his prints available for sale and he can also be found on both Facebook. Enjoy these selected prints from the Pixel Painter himself below, as well as a video about his work at the end of the page!
Hal paints using only Microsoft Paint on a computer using Windows 95
Houses on a Hill
Tree and Moon
Woods in Avon