Monday, May 28, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Check out this Virtual Tour of the exhibit in Berlin, Germany. Pay close attention to the far right as they scan across Jimmy's painting of Golden Hair Man. Jimmy wrote a note to Mark Jones thanking him for being included in the exhibition. They included the note in the exhibition. Nice touch Factory-Art Gallery!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
|Jimmy with his family and Josh Harrod as he read about his WineFest painting Cafe at Night|
The saying that there is strength in numbers is an absolute truth with autism. Jimmy's success is the culmination of the efforts of many people in his life.
First and foremost, his family. Surrounded by the love and compassion of his parents and siblings, Jimmy is thriving. This past Saturday night, he presented his painting, Cafe at Night, to a crowd of well over 700 people. He was a rock star and received a standing ovation. I am humbled by his success finding it hard not to forget the sickly Jimmy laying motionless on the couch or screaming in pain not knowing how to ask for help as he struggled to find words. His siblings have always believed in him and his potential. Kelly, Jack, Patrick and Ned have been tireless supporters of their brother. I am a very fortunate mother of five lovely human beings. As parents, Brian and I, could not be more proud of our children - they are good human beings who support each other.
|Patrick and Ned holding Jimmy's painting during the Live Auction|
As the evening closed on Saturday night, Brenda Weigel, oncologist at the U of MN, asked if I would talk with a couple who has a 7 year old son with autism. I was more than happy to visit with them. They said that Jimmy gave them hope for their son. What an honor to be able to give someone hope. It is an interesting twist.....Jimmy is offering hope to other families and those families give Jimmy the strength, desire and support to do what he does. Like I said.....there is strength in numbers!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Here is the link to the Factory-Art Gallery Berlin, Germany exhibit where Jimmy is Guest Artist. The paintings are on route to Berlin. Opening is on May 10th and Exhibit runs from May 11th to June 8th, 2012.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
|Girl with Hat Painting|
Acrylic n Canvas, 2012
|Golden Hair Man Painting|
Acrylic on Canvas, 2011