Meet Joshua Hartzler, a self-taught autistic artist living in Kansas City. He goes to a day program for adults with disabilities that functions as an art studio. It’s here that Joshua is exploring his talent, expanding his horizons and establishing himself in the art world.
As a mildly Autistic Artist I’m compared to a sponge soaking up all information around me. My art is a direct reflection of my observational quality. I draw inspirations from characteristics of people, animals and places I exam in in real life, read about in books, and study in films. I not only write stories but draw illustrations to accompany them. I hope to one day collaborate with a major film company.
View the Work of Autistic Artist Joshua Hartzler
The zebra and his magnificent stripes
What does the fox say?
Joshua sketched a portrait of his role model,
our very own ‘Tud’ Sense contributor, James Sullivan
Thank you Joshua for sharing your autism story with us! Continue to explore your talent and don’t give up on your dreams!
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