Iris Grace, a 5-year-old with an extraordinary talent to express herself through painting. She is a great example of the unexpected beautiful gifts that autism carries along.
Autism is a poorly understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. Iris Grace is Autistic and is only just starting to talk, way behind normal children. But she is able to paint in a level far beyond her years.
Her exceptional focus and attention to detail allows her to create incredibly beautiful painting masterpieces that many of her fans and buyer have likened to Claude Monet’s works.
This is one of her most interesting paintings – Can you spot Cat Eyes? (It’s not the one in front of the painting. It’s On the painting)
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.”