Sky News presenter schooled by blind artist for showing his work upside down

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A Sky News presenter certainly learnt their lesson when a blind artist schooled them for holding his artwork upside down.

Visually impaired artist Clarke Reynolds appeared on a news segment on the channel, displaying his work.

Reynolds, who lost the sight in his right eye aged six and was later diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (a group of inherited eye conditions), creates art in Braille.

Preparing for his latest exhibition, Reynolds spoke on Sky News about his career and work.

However, before he could get into his work, a reporter held up one of the pieces in front of him – upside down.

As the camera zoomed in to display it, Reynolds jumped in: ‘You’ve got it upside down!’

‘Oh sorry,’ the newsreader replied, as Reynolds turned it around for her.

‘I’ve got to hold it the right way!’ (Picture: Sky News)

Clarke Reynolds creates art in Braille (Picture: Sky News)

‘I’ve got to hold it the right way,’ she corrected.

Reynolds had previously appeared on Sky News to celebrate World Braille Day, ahead of his The Power of Touch art exhibition.

He said at the time: ‘What I want to show is, someone like myself who has a disability, or has the word blind in front of them, can still co-exist in mainstream art.

‘That’s so important to me, because unfortunately what I do, because I’ve got the word disability or blindness in front of me, it’s seen as a hobby.

‘That’s how society sees me in the creative industry.’

He went on to say that his exhibition shows the world that a blind person can compete in the same world as Tracey Emin and Damien Hurst.

‘I’ve been told, throughout my whole life, I grew up in a council estate, I grew up without culture, without those connections in the art world, I was told I could never be an artist.’

‘There was no other career for me,’ he added, revealing he knew aged six that he would be an artist.

‘It wasn’t like, oh my god I’m going blind, it was, right I’m going to be that artist that I always wanted to be as that six year old.’

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