A young artist and musician exhibits some of his art at The Hive, an arts charity in Shrewsbury town center.
Diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 years and 9 months, Genesis Brown, now 9, first expressed himself artistically by singing tunes from TV commercials before becoming a pianist at the age of three years.
At the age of five and a half, he began to draw nature scenes, especially flowers found on fruit trees. This would lead to drawings and paintings by SpongeBob SquarePants of which he has created over 100 to date! This year Genesis worked on his 1st self-portrait and art is an important way for him to express himself; “Painting is emotional – happy or sad – drawing all these faces is fine with me. ”
Genesis has already racked up a number of creative achievements, including his first professional performance at the Harrow Arts Center, an exhibition at Harrow Lockdown Arts, the Disability Arts Festival and the Arts Depot.
Project Administrator for The Hive, Tom Hayes explains the importance of Genesis’ work:
“We are extremely proud to give young artists like Genesis a platform to share their creativity. His art shows a love and enthusiasm for painting and provides an important example that art is for everyone. Every age and every ability. The Hive is excited to be a part of Genesis’ creative journey and we can’t see what it will create next.
The Hive gallery is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Genesis Brown’s art will be on display until August 30. To follow him on Instagram, search for Geneisbrownmusic.