Raimunda (Ray) Gonçalves Mélo is a talented floral artist and a dedicated mother in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Through God's graces and a mother's undying love, Ray has found a way for her autistic son Filipe to express himself through painting. At home without any interference, Filipe chooses colors, determines compositions and becomes engaged in his artwork and mental process. The results are colorful, abstract paintings that convey his deepest emotions at each moment of conception. Please visit www.ArteAutismo.com to see Filipe's beautiful abstract artwork and to witness the art of rehabilitation and the power of human potential! (The site is in Portuguese)
For more love and art, please read my post about Liam of Satsuma Press in Oregon.