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Iris Halmshaw, 3-Year-Old With Autism, Can’t Talk; But Her Beautiful Paintings Sell For Hundreds

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 2, 2013

Three-year-old Iris Grace Halmshaw loves water, trees, wind, dancing on tiptoes and holding things in her left hand. The British toddler cannot talk yet due to her autism, but she is able to express herself through beautiful paintings that have been sold to collectors for hundreds of dollars.

Iris Grace was diagnosed with autism in 2011. She struggles to interact with others or maintain eye contact, according to a website set up by her parents. As part of her therapy, Iris’s parents encouraged her to take up painting, which she quickly grew to love, spending up to two hours on elaborate pieces.

“Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age,” mother Arabella Carter-Johnson wrote on the site. “She has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other. She beams with excitement and joy when I get out the paints, it lifts her mood every time.” Read the rest of this entry »

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