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Blind woman from Irlam wins prestigious art award

Kimberley Burrows has not let her disability get in the way of her dreams. Photo: Tim Scott, ITV Granada

Kimberley Burrows was born partially blind and she can only see a little out of one eye, this has not stopped her pursuing her dream of becoming a full-time artist.

She has now come one step closer to her dream after being awarded the prestigious title of 'Young Illustrator of the Year' by Insight Magazine.

As a result she will be producing artwork for the magazine throughout the year.

Kimberley's winning illustration shows the next steps in her life. Credit: Tim Scott, ITV Granada

Her winning illustration represented the next steps she intends to take in her life, this included training to have a guide dog, completing a braille course and a mobility course with a cane.

She took a month to complete this work as her condition means she can only draw for very short periods of time.

She draws using pencils, crayons and fine liners and uses daylight lamps to help with her sight.

Another piece of Kimberley's amazing artwork. Credit: Tim Scott, ITV Granada

You can do anything you put your mind to. Just because you have a disability doesn't mean you don't have the ability to do something.

– Kimberley Burrows, artist.