Amy Cohen Efron is a native Brooklynite and is a late bloomer artist. I was born Deaf, and all of my childhood life; I dabbled in different art mediums to express my innermost thoughts and feelings. This was the only way that I could effectively communicate. I took several art classes at school and college. I minored in Studio Art, while majoring in Psychology at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
I started my professional career as a school psychologist in 1992, and I worked for a non-profit organization, several state schools for the Deaf, and a residential treatment center for Deaf children for 25 years. In 2006, I founded my website, Deaf World As Eye See It where I express my thoughts in English and American Sign Language. The website was placed on hiatus in 2012. Recently, I was experiencing my “mid-life crisis” and I started dabbling in art to cope through this time. I instantly got hooked. My artworks were displayed in various galleries across the country.