Patrick Samuel is an artist with Asperger Syndrome. Having returned to art after a 20-year break, he picked up painting and drawing again when he started his daily art therapy in December 2016. A time of prolific work as well as recognition followed, and Patrick has embraced his neurodiversity as a gift rather than seeing it as a disability; he’s found his voice and his calling.
Patrick has produced an extensive portfolio in a wide range of genres and media. He is stimulated by bold, contrasting colours, intricate details, multiple textures, and varying shades of light and dark. Patrick is working primarily with acrylics, pastels and graphite pencils, but he also enjoys experimenting with water colours, glass and oil paints.
Patrick’s work and his story have been recognised in local media, and meanwhile featured in magazines as well as on BBC Breakfast and BBC News online. As a spokesperson for autism awareness, Patrick has been sharing his insights at various events and conferences in the UK.
“Inspirational to say the least… Heart of gold and it shows in many ways… His artwork is filled with passion and commitment… Wonderful.”
“Beauty, insight and imagination meet in the work of Patrick Samuel.”
“Patrick is a genius! An inspiring artist with boundless creativity!”
You can read more about Patrick’s story here.