Art is a significant part of our family life. Both my daughters exhibit natural talent to create and draw, something that I look upon with awe and wonderment and of course motherly pride.
For my younger daughter who has aspergers her art is important to her sense of wellbeing and happiness as well as a way of communicating her inner emotions and feelings that she often struggles to express. Her ability to observe even the most intricate detail whereever we go and her ability to appreciate architecture and design is a talent that we are keen to foster.
As part of this we try and show her the work of different artists and designers. One of our most recent introductions is the autistic savant, Stephen Wiltshire, a British artist who draws and paints incredibly detailed cityscapes. One of his most recent works is the creation of a 250ft long panoramic drawing of New York which was done from memory and is on display at JK airport.
Here is a video clip of Stephen working on his drawing of New York which I hope you find as inspring as I did.
You can read more about Stephen Wiltshire and his art at http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/