Autistics and Literal thinking – Time

Autistics and Literal thinking – Time

I wanted to create a short blog to help people understand the importance of how time keeping can really impact autistic individuals like myself. I find myself having to repeat myself over and over which can be triggering in itself. Of course i understand people are...

A letter from my friend..

A letter from my friend..

Dear Dez, April 2024 My journey to our friendship began on a railway station, during the Pandemic. Platform 2 at Manchester Oxford Road station to be exact, as we know, you prefer me to be exact! I was awaiting my train, when I noticed some wonderful art work on the...

Awards & Nominations

Awards & Nominations

Over the past couple of years I have been nominated for numerous awards, six in all! These have included:  2022 This is Manchester Awards – Rising Star / Emerging Talent 2023 Genius Within – Neurodivergent Achiever of the Year 2023 Autism Hero Awards – Creative...

‘Going to the Movies’ Art Exhibition for the NSPCC

‘Going to the Movies’ Art Exhibition for the NSPCC

I’m proud to say that I was asked by my good friend Rachel at the NSPCC to be part of the upcoming my art ‘Going to the Movies’ an Art Exhibition for the NSPCC. This will take place at Three Little Words Cocktail Bar, Manchester City Centre on Tuesday 30th April from...

Supporting My Good Friend Maggie & Her Foundation..

Supporting My Good Friend Maggie & Her Foundation..

The Maggie Oliver Foundation Fundraising Ball 2024 I met Maggie a couple of years ago through helping out with art donations for another charity and immediately we connected. Since then we have become good friends and she is someone I really admire for many reasons....

World Autism Acceptance Month 02.04.24

World Autism Acceptance Month 02.04.24

I am celebrating ‘National Autism Acceptance Month’ with a limited edition design in collaboration with Born Anxious raising funds for the amazing Anna Kennedy Online. I created the original piece of art in 2023 and donated it for auction to the AKO Autism Hero Awards...

Who’s More Sorry?

Who’s More Sorry?

I'm sorry, you don’t look autistic! I’m sorry, I just don’t get it! I’m sorry, I forgot! I’m sorry, no! I’m sorry, we only cater for severely autistic individuals! I’m sorry, I forgot! I’m sorry, no, you don’t look autistic! I’m sorry, I’m not having it that you are...