Find your sight at Topsail Island Visions

Find all of our paints, vision boards, kits, apparel, accessories and more at our studio in Surf City, North Carolina.

Vision Boards

We use Topsail Island sand to create vision boards, a textured canvas that you paint on. With a unique stenciling process, we adhere the sand by hand in the negative space. Artists apply paint with their fingers, feeling the variations in texture on the canvas. Vision boards come in two sizes and over 20 different images.


Our complete kits are the best way to enjoy Topsail Island Visions products and they make perfect gifts for loved ones. Each kit includes one vision board, three scented paints, and an embellishments bag to add even more texture. Every kit comes with instructions on how to enhance your sensory experience.

Nancy’s Art

Artwork by artists and VIP (Visually Impaired Person Nancy McCurtin). Nancy is completely blind. She uses Topsail Island Visions products and process of painting with her fingers. She can paint by herself in her studio.

Cheryl’s Art

Cheryl Crane – Hunter is a professionally artist and professor. She is the rocking the art world through her mixed media designs, paintings, or workshops she offers. She excepts commission work.

Our Story

The story behind Topsail Island Visions lives in a personal journey to paint after vision loss. Cheryl Crane-Hunter made it her mission to help Nancy McCurtin regain her creative vision after she lost her eyesight. Through mixed media experiments, their journey led them to scent and texture. Now, both women want to share their love for art with others affected by blindness and people with special needs, depression, cancer patients, and veterans. “Never lose sight of your vision”. TIV’S Mission is to encourage everyone to paint. This includes: V. I. P’s: visually impaired persons, special needs, wounded warriors, children or curious adults. Our specialty products make it easier for you to create your vision. Products include: scented paints, and texture boards. CEO’s: Cheryl Crane- Hunter (artists and art educator) and Nancy McCurtin (blind artist) have crossed paths for a unique artistic journey. We have turned a passion for art into a texture adventure full of scents. This adventure includes: using your sense of smell to identify the color of paint. Then using your sense of touch to feel the texture board’s handcrafted image. You will apply the paint using your fingers and the technique of layering the colors of paint. Color combinations and kits can be purchased on our website. Note that all products are nontoxic. Directions: Paint the background first make designs like swirls with your fingers. Create some energy. Let dry. Next, paint the raised image using your fingers using another color. Contrast light and dark colors. (Color and Scents will be in each kit) Let dry…On the background, you can add another layer of paint if you wish. Let every layer dry before adding another layer. After your artwork is dry embellish with textures from your bag! Send us a pic of your art so we can add to Have Fun Creating your vision! Love and Light!!!!!!!!!!! Cheryl and Nancy

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