AutismInspiredArt: Abstract (2016)

This abstract painting was inspired in part by my brother Mike and also by the artists Kandinsky and Klee. It is an abstract portrait consisting of warped, fractured space and a collection of facial features. A print of this watercolor abstract is available at my Etsy shop, AutismInspiredArt. Here is a link to the listing.

AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop: The Lighthouse (2015)

I always hoped to get my brother Mike’s attention. Mike was autistic, low functioning and nonverbal; his attention was devoted to meeting his own needs. Now and then, I would see his eye looking at me. It seemed that Mike’s attention to others was the same as a lighthouse beam: paying brief attention to a […]

AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop – Mike Portrait (2017)

This portrait of my brother Mike contains an element of wishful thinking: a friendly greeting. Mike was low functioning, autistic and nonverbal. I assembled a group of my watercolors and listed prints of them on my Etsy Shop, AutismInspiredArt. The print below is available on that site. I began my blog (davisbrotherlylove.com) in 2013 to […]

Abstract Portrait of Brother Michael (2017) from my AutismInspiredArt Etsy Shop

My Etsy Shop is called AutismInspiredArt. The first set of listings are prints of watercolor portraits of my brother Mike. The one below was painted in 2017 and contains some of the iconography I was playing with at the time. It was very difficult to communicate with my brother, who was autistic, low functioning and […]