Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
Working on a new “Annabel Lee” piece for the “Spirits of the Dead” show in Salem, MA next month!
mccarol-feels said: Your art is AMAZING. I was fangirling when I saw Sarah and Jareth from Labyrinth ❤️ I wish I could buy your prints!
Aw, thank you so much! That piece was so much fun, I’m glad you like it <3
Went to Target for groceries. Came home with this bloke.
Find #Annabelle around #wwrichmondcc this weekend. #StopAnnabelle to win prizes. #wizardworld
Oh dear, I’m making a public appearance tonight. Time to pull the spiders out of my hair and paint my nails.
Come see me talk about ghosts and zombies with Aaron Sagers and some local experts if you’re in Richmond this weekend at Wizard World RVA! Tonight at 6pm room E10A, and Saturday at 2:30 room E21
Details for all the wonderful panels!