This is organised by Atypical Advantage and features eight artists from across India
Basil Joseph Varghese from Kochi has just completed painting a bowl of fruit. It took him two days and he is satisfied with how it has turned out. “He will either keep it for himself or sell it,” says his mother Saju Joseph. Basil is 23 years old and has Asperger’s Syndrome, which comes under the Autistic Spectrum Disorders. “He is trained by artist Ashil Antony and the sessions have helped him a lot in improving his skill. Now, not a day passes when he does not draw. I cannot express my happiness to see him sell his works and earn a living out of it. It has helped improve his confidence a lot,” she says.
Basil is one of the eight artists with disabilities from across India to be a part of the campaign Portrait Perfect Valentine, that creates custom portraits to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The campaign is organised by Atypical Advantage, a digital…