Sleep Artist: Parasomniac Lee Hadwin Draws And Paints While Asleep

Lee Hadwin is an Australian-Welsh artist who suffers from parasomnia, a sleep disorder which involves abnormal movements and behaviours while one is asleep. In Hadwin’s case, he rises in the middle of the night and proceeds to draw and paint on empty canvases which he has strategically placed on the floor of his apartment for his artistic endeavours, all of which are unbeknownst to him. Despite having received no training, and with no inclination in his waking life to be an artist, he has been “sleep-drawing” since the age of four, and has been creating landscapes, portraits and figures ever since.

Having garnered much attention and popularity over the years, Lee Hadwin’s work is now showcased in galleries all over the world; he has received many TV offers and has held discussions surrounding writing a book which details his artistic, albeit peculiar, journey.

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