Inspiring Story: Self-taught Artist with Autism, Jessica Park
[Source: Good Purpose Gallery]
A nationally recognized self-taught artist with autism, Jessica Park was born in 1958 and grew up in Williamstown, Massachusetts and still works there as a mail clerk. Passionate about astronomy, Victorian architecture and urban skylines, her detailed acrylic renderings of bridges, buildings, houses and churches have a distinctive and colorful pop art quality and other worldly brilliance about them.
The subject of stories featured in publications such as Time Magazine and The New Yorker as well as a film by neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks, Park was the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2003. In 2008 she shared a Pure Vision Arts Pure Visionary Award with her mother, the late Clara Claiborne Park, an author who has documented Jessica’s life in books.
In 2008 a new book, Exploring Nirvana: The Art of Jessica Park, a Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts book Project was published documenting her dazzling artwork and remarkable life; available here in the Good Purpose Gallery.
Her art has been widely exhibited, both in group and solo exhibitions and is included in private collections. Most of Jessica’s originals are in private collections done on commission therefore much of her work on exhibit here are limited edition fine art prints.
Exhibit: “Visions on the Spectrum II” Artist: Jessica Park
November 3, 2012 – January 2, 2013
About: The Good Purpose Art Gallery in Lee, Massachusetts features the work of professional artists who are supportive and embrace the mission of the College Internship Program, a comprehensive postsecondary program for young adults with Asperger’s, ADHD and other Learning Differences. Proceeds from all sales benefit CIP student development of the arts.
For more information visit––> Good Purpose Gallery
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