Ever since he was a young child, artist Tyler Bell has been visually oriented. He experiences life from a unique perspective, and exhibits an intense interest in color. Painting provides Tyler, a young man living with autism, a remarkable level of engagement and peace.
Both understanding and generating language are challenging for Tyler, though he can be incredibly poignant, funny or uncanny when he does have something to say. Through his paintings, Tyler communicates his simple joy to others.
Special thanks to Gary Giordano and Catherine Haggarty for believing in Tyler, and providing mentoring for him and his support team.
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.