That’s how Hal Lasko made his masterpieces. Each one, tediously and lovingly crafted on a decades old software program, some taking hundreds of hours to complete.
It’s hard to believe his pieces, that many say resemble classic 8-bit video games, were created on Microsoft Paint. But the program would end up being a saving grace for a lifelong artist who refused to let a major disability stop him from creating and eventually sharing his love of art with the world.
The Pixel Painter documentary showcases the life and work of Hal and his big day at a Senior Center Art Gallery Show. With over two million online views, the film became a viral sensation, touching the hearts and “spray paint cans” of art lovers everywhere.