"This piece is part of a series that I created about my Autistic son’s world. I pictured that this is what he would see, with his sensory overload, when watching a Carousel."
- Ann DesRoches
MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS
28" x 22"
“The arts make the world go round. Where would we be without creativity, color and expression?”
Ann DesRoches, is a resident of Cape Cod Massachusetts, known locally as the "Cape Cod Colorful Artist.” She received a fine arts degree at Greenfield Community College and furthered her studies at Massachusetts College Of Art in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1989, she suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm, just before she was due to be married. Undaunted by these events, she married and went on to have three children, two of which are on the Autism Spectrum.
The process of working to regain her artistic skills and adapt her artistic style in addition to raising two children on the autism spectrum alone, after a divorce, gave Ann a unique perspective on living with a disability. This experience also deeply affected her understanding of the art process. Ann enjoys utilizing her creative skills to paint landscapes and flowers from her sea side home, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She also created a series of artwork work reflecting on the on the experiences of her son’s living with autism, dedicated to her sons.
Ann's work has been in numerous galleries and shows throughout Cape Cod. Her art is in private collections nationally, as well as internationally. One of her present goals is to raise money through the sale of her art work to help her son with Asperger’s syndrome finish college. She is a true believer in the more spiritual and meditative aspects of art and works to use her talents to share more beauty with the world. She hopes that part of sharing her artwork and her story will “inspire others to overcome their obstacles, make them feel good about themselves and realize the potential inside of each of us.”
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