A moderately autistic 17-year-old with significant language delays, Sebastien is a self-taught artist who has been painting with water colours since he was 12. He found a rare sanctuary in this art and he derives visceral pleasure from unleashing broad strokes of rainbow colours on canvas. Over the last two years, his works were displayed at the Very Special Art Exhibition in July 2012 and La Salle Art College’s ARTISM in February–March 2013. Sebastien generously donates 30% of the income from his sold works to “A Mother’s Wish”(www.awakeningminds.sg), a campaign initiated by his mother to provide affordable programmes for youths and adults with autism.
Sebastien expresses his uniqueness not only with the colours on the canvas, but also on speed skates. Don’t be surprised if you catch Sebastien showing off his signature moves to some funky tunes!
For more information about Sebastien and to view online portfolios of his artworks, please visit this site: http://www.awakeningminds.sg/sebs_raw_art.html
For enquiries about art and related matters, please contact Kah Ying at [email protected]