I admit I only recently became aware of the incredible work of artist, Stephen Wiltshire (thanks Facebook friends!). Wiltshire paints and draws the most remarkable cityscapes with painstaking detail after studying them, sometimes only briefly. Wiltshire, who didn’t speak fully until age nine, is also autistic.

The amazing story of this 38-year-old artistic savant is much too rich and beautiful for me to do justice to in a short blog post. Check it our for yourself, here. Well worth your time.

Life worth living. Focused on ability.

Photo of Chicago street artist by Judy Winter 2012