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29 Paintings By My 5-Year-Old Son With Autism
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29 Paintings By My 5-Year-Old Son With Autism

Tristan is my five-year-old son who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at the age of three. Despite this life-changing diagnosis, he is still a very playful child.

One day Tristan saw his older sister painting. After a while, he showed great interest and asked us, his parents, if he could also paint sometimes. I found myself in a little awkward situation because I didn’t know what to answer to my beloved son who’s having difficulty with fine motor skills.

Then, I came up with the idea that Tristan could paint but in a different painting technique and style. The next day, Tristan got his first acrylic color set and right away started splashing, dripping and spraying the pictures, he was discovering his own painting style.

After he had created a few colorful paintings, we realized that they were quite unique artworks and rather special creations. We decided to create an Instagram profile to show off his beautiful paintings. During his painting sessions, I record him and after he’s finished, Tristan watches and analyses his cool paintings back with a big smile on his face.

For Tristan as an autistic child, creating these paintings in his own unique style and for us to enjoy, is priceless and we believe very therapeutic for him. His movements and actions when he is expressing himself and his thoughts through his art are really quite magical.

We want to share these happy moments with the parents of other gifted children and you so we’ve created this Bored Panda profile to show the world our cute and special artist and his amazing works.

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Tristan

Splashing, dripping and spraying the pictures

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More of his paintings

His paintings in our bedroom

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Alexandru Bucur
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2 years ago

Having seen Jackson Pollock's paintings in real life, I can vouch that what this kid is doing is exactly the same, down to the subtle interplay of textures in overlaying drips of different media. I wonder wherever this kid ever saw some of his paintings and decided to follow in his footsteps or if it's something more instinctual. Also, as an artist myself, I have known plenty of people "on the spectrum" who ended up doing abstract impressionism, so I think it's very probable this is simply something some people with ASD seem drawn towards, which also raises the question on wherever Jackson Pollock himself might have also had a form of autism.

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2 years ago

Tristan has never seen Pollock's artworks, but I must to show him once. Tristan started at his four years, neither did I knoew anything about abstract art and Pollock art.

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Patti
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2 years ago

He must have a lot of fun painting and must be so happy you hang them on the wall

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2 years ago

Yes it is true, the walls are full of his artworks.

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GoodWolf
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2 years ago

I absolutely love these!!! Would totally hang them up all over the house! Does he sell them, by chance? 😅

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2 years ago

Thank you, we are not selling, but there is no more space on our walls, maybe....

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
2 years ago

Having seen Jackson Pollock's paintings in real life, I can vouch that what this kid is doing is exactly the same, down to the subtle interplay of textures in overlaying drips of different media. I wonder wherever this kid ever saw some of his paintings and decided to follow in his footsteps or if it's something more instinctual. Also, as an artist myself, I have known plenty of people "on the spectrum" who ended up doing abstract impressionism, so I think it's very probable this is simply something some people with ASD seem drawn towards, which also raises the question on wherever Jackson Pollock himself might have also had a form of autism.

Community Member
2 years ago

Tristan has never seen Pollock's artworks, but I must to show him once. Tristan started at his four years, neither did I knoew anything about abstract art and Pollock art.

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Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

He must have a lot of fun painting and must be so happy you hang them on the wall

Community Member
2 years ago

Yes it is true, the walls are full of his artworks.

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GoodWolf
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2 years ago

I absolutely love these!!! Would totally hang them up all over the house! Does he sell them, by chance? 😅

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2 years ago

Thank you, we are not selling, but there is no more space on our walls, maybe....

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