She Has Autism But That Doesn’t Stop Her From Creating This Wonderful Art

Iris Grace is an autistic 4-year-old with an amazing talent.

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After being diagnosed with autism, her parents wanted to help her find a way to communicate and express herself in ways beyond speaking. That was how they learned of her astounding artistic abilities.

Since she started painting, she has been able to break out of her shell. Where she once avoided eye contact and feared social interaction, she is now able to express herself to others and will break into fits of laughter.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking. Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. I make up some cups of very watery paints, she chooses which one she would like to use and gets me to make more when she needs it and she mixes her own colours from mug to mug. 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.”

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Her paintings are for sale as cards, Giclee prints, and even as originals. They hope that through her painting, they will be able to raise more awareness for Autism.

Her art, her attitude, and everything she and her family have gone through is a inspiration to everyone. You can read more about her story on her site and Facebook Page.

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