Artist Ian Tweedy was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2016 after almost two years of testing for ongoing seizures. The resulting tests, medical visits and medications have taken a toll on Ian physically, emotionally and financially.
Ian will have surgery on October 24, 2016 to decrease the size of the tumor. As it is impossible for doctors to take out the entire mass, he will then possibly face chemotherapy and radiation to further treat the tumor.
Ian will be awake for the surgery, as this is the first time his doctors are doing this procedure on an artist. They will ask him to draw while having the surgery done to hopefully maintain use of his arm, hand and artistic skills. Doctors anticipate that the surgery should not effect Ian's speech but will most likely leave permanent damage to his right side.
During this time it has been difficult for Ian to make work or have a job. We would like to raise funds for Ian's day to day expenses, medical fees and ongoing care. The funds are needed immediately for living expenses and will all go directly to Ian.
Ian has generously donated works to multiple benefit auctions in the past and we would love to show him the same generosity in return.
His gallery is also waiving their fee for any works that are purchased, all proceeds from the sales of his work will go in full to the artist. You can contact Feuer/Mesler directly for available paintings.