An Original Oil Painting (150 × 100cm)
by Nicole Osborn
This painting is based on my 7year old son. Henry. Henry has Aperger Syndrome (a mild form of Autism) and ADHD (often the two of them are linked).
In this painting the boy on the left is the wide eyed boy of 7, lots of movement and coloured in primary colours.
The next boy is how I envisage Henry at age 14 – hormonal and somewhat anguished. By 21 (the 3rd boy) I see Henry as more settled individually, who by then will hopefully be embraced by society.
I asked my son if it was ok that I painted and spoke about him having Aspergers to which he shrugged his shoulders and replied, “No Mum, I don’t mind, why would I mind?”
Thank you Henry for teaching me so much x