Talk about a good memory… Elephants ain’t got nothing on autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire!

After a short helicopter ride around Singapore Bay, autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire was able to the city skyline, in pen, just from memory.

After a short helicopter ride around Singapore Bay, autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire was able to the city skyline, in pen, just from memory.


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About Artist Stephen Wiltshire

OMG! He is a real genius! Hope we can get over 300 LIKES and SHARES to support autism and for the little geniuses among us 🙂

Posted by OMG Social on Saturday, August 11, 2012

Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City & Guilds Art College. His work is popular all over the world, and is held in a number of important collections.

Stephen was born in London, United Kingdom to West Indian parents on 24th April, 1974. As a child he was mute, and did not relate to other people. Aged three, he was diagnosed as autistic. He had no language and lived entirely in his own world.

At the age of five, Stephen was sent to Queensmill School in London, where it was noticed that the only pastime he enjoyed was drawing. It soon became apparent he communicated with the world through the language of drawing; first animals, then London buses, and finally buildings. These drawings show a masterful perspective, a whimsical line, and reveal a natural innate artistry.
 
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Watch the Artist in Action

Watch this time-lapse video of Stephen drawing Singapore’s skyline. It took a helicopter ride over Singapore and 5 days for him to complete his drawing of the city from memory at the Paragon between the 16th and 20th of July 2014.
 

See more videos of Stephen in action on his YouTube channel. (opens in new window)
 
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In addition to his artistry, Stephen has perfect pitch and had been endorsed by The Royal College of Music to perform his piano and singing skills.

To learn more about Stephen and to see more of his amazing artwork, visit his website, Stephen Wiltshire: Limited Editions. (opens in new window)

[Thanks to SBT mom Jenny Tharp for bringing the story of this gifted autistic artist to our attention.]
 
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