Meet Iris. She’s a 6-year old girl with autism that expresses herself through painting. What’s amazing about his incredible young talent is that her work of art attracts many collectors. One of Iris’s fans is even Angelina Jolie, who bought her painting.
And not to forget her feline assistant, the therapy cat Thula. They are truly the best friends, whenever she goes, there is always Thula.
Together they go for a swim, walk, bike rides, everywhere… Iris and Thula were sending out a strong message – that different is brilliant.
“I decided to tell our story in our first book ‘Iris Grace’. 3 artists have come together, the painter, the photographer and the illustrator, through words and pictures you will be transported into Iris’s world with the help of Thula, her trusty feline artist assistant. 42 beautiful paintings, 15 illustrations and loads of photos make this an extraordinary memoir to treasure forever. I wanted to raise awareness of autism, to show people that there can be a future, a bright one. The techniques that work for Iris may not work with every child but I do believe there is always a key – it is about following the lead of your child,” explains Iris’s mother.
Take a look at Iris’s amazing work of art!
‘Dance to the Oboe’ by Iris Grace
‘Thula Mtwana’ by Iris Grace
‘Dancing in Snowflakes’ by Iris Grace
‘Meadow Foxtail’ by Iris Grace
‘Trumpet’ by Iris Grace