Autistic Artist Creates Intricate Drawings Of Landscapes By Memory

When Stephen Wiltshire was three years old, he was diagnosed with autism. He was mute and didn’t connect to other people very well, but he did have an incredible gift.

Wiltshire draws intricate landscape scenes from memory. He can remember the tiniest details of an area and bring them to life through his art.

According to his website, his work was first recognized for his art when he was 5-years-old. It seemed that he used art to communicate his feelings and thoughts since he couldn’t express them with words.

Photo: Facebook / Stephen Wiltshire

Now that he’s an adult, Wiltshire continues to amaze the world with his incredible drawings. Recently, he hosted an exhibition of his drawings of Florence, Paris, and London, and others. He also did a live drawing session of Mexico City – the first Latin American city he has ever drawn.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

According to Global News, Wiltshire shared that he can remember the smallest details that he uses in his work, even after seeing a landscape for just a couple of minutes.

“I remember the windows, the stories, floors, counting as many floors, and everything, a lot of information I could get, that’s how I remembered it and scenery, like a scene on TV and the pictures and the scenery,” he said, according to the outlet.

Photo: Facebook / Stephen Wiltshire

He continued to say he remembers whole city panoramas from brief helicopter rides. He can store the view in his mind and dream about, think about, and recall all of the details.

Watch the video of him in action:

Wiltshire sold his first piece of work at 7-years-old and continued on the path of his unique career ever since. Now, he’s commissioned to do city panoramas, skylines, and more. His work is even stored in museums.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

What do you think of his work? Incredible, right?

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