Christian is an illustrator, cartoonist, and painter. He has illustrated three of his mother’s books. The first, Can You See Me? The second, Diary of a Crazy Woman: One Woman’s Fight to Help her Son with Autism Find a Place in the World,” and the last one; Now, You Can See Me.
Though you may look at Christian’s works and believe he is an autistic savant, the truth is far from it. Painting for this 36-year-old adult with autism did not come easily. At an early age, sharks captivated him, but his poor fine-motor skills prevented him from excelling in this visual art. At 17, when educators predicted grim prospects for his future, a friend of his mother introduced him to painting. For the first time, Christian focused more than two hours on something. He was fascinated by recreating a vase. He then went on to fashion a primitive superhero.
Christian invites you to enter into another dimension, unknown until now, where through his strokes and colors, this painter offers us the privilege of discovering how a man who has autism sees our world.