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The Story Behind This Amazing Painting Is Remarkable

This is the kind of image that stops you in your tracks - and it's even more remarkable when you hea...
Mark Linehan
Mark Linehan

1:19 PM - 15 Aug 2021



Weekend Breakfast With Alison Curtis

The Story Behind This Amazing Painting Is Remarkable

Mark Linehan
Mark Linehan

1:19 PM - 15 Aug 2021

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This is the kind of image that stops you in your tracks - and it's even more remarkable when you hear the story behind it.

It was described by one person as resembling a Rembrandt.

It was in fact painted by a thirteen year old who also has Autism.

Zara Craig is a student at Ballyclare High School in Antrim but hasn’t been back in class since the start of the pandemic. Her special educational needs coordinator, shared Zara’s painting and it has been shared more than 20,000 times since.

Mum Gillian said she allowed it to be shared to break stereotypes – reinforce the positive stories of Autism. Alison Curtis spoke to Mum Gillian and Zara about her amazing talent.

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Having autism and some physical disabilities often requiring her to use a wheelchair, she has also been dealing with severe anxiety.

Completing her schoolwork from home, the family say artwork has become a form of therapy for her.

The reaction was HUGE AND POSITIVE.

Twitter gets a bad press but according to her Mum Gillian this was hugely positive and encouraging for Zara.


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