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Artist Can Only Draw In His Sleep [Pics]

Artist Can Only Draw In His Sleep [Pics]
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Plenty of people sleepwalk, but sleep sketch?

Kyana Gordon
  • 13 february 2013

Artist Lee Hadwin is an anomaly. A nurse by day with no formal training or desire to be an artist, his talent for drawing is aroused while he is asleep. When asked about his ‘sleep-drawing’ abilities, Hadwin says that he doesn’t remember doing any of it. Apparently this sleep-induced talent began at the age of four, and Hadwin places drawing pads all around his London flat where he has drawn works including portraits of screen icon Marilyn Monroe, as well as more abstract pieces.

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Naysayers and skeptics question this unique talent, and the Edinburgh Sleep Centre has conducted inconclusive tests with experts going over his school work to see if he could be faking. Hadwin explains:

People ask me all the time what it is like but I can’t really answer that because I don’t feel its my work as I don’t recall doing it in the first place. You should see my reports from school. I was appalling at art and couldn’t draw at all.

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There has been much interest in Hadwins’ sleep drawings with many of them selling in the six-figure realm to celebrity and private collectors. On February 11, he decided to sell his entire collection on eBay for £1million ($1.6 million) with half the proceeds going to the Missing People organization. Whether you believe it or not, it’s fascinating to learn that art can made in sleep state, whether it’s considered good or not is up to the viewer to decide. Browse through the gallery below to form your own opinion on Hadwin’s sleep art.

Lee Hadwin

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