Morning to Me

Josh Andrus's avatar Josh Andrus

I see colors in most things in life. I am able to paint these colors by expressing them in art. I am a 28-year-old artist from Grand Rapids. I was diagnosed with autism in 1992 at the age of six. I had developed language at age four, but my words were lost by the time I reached 20. Today I am able to communicate by pointing out words on a spelling board. I expressed to my parents an interest in trying my hand at painting in 2009. I often use color metaphors in my writing, describing the sunrise as “early morning pink” and feelings of anger and frustration as "sick yellow." I work primarily in watercolor, acrylic, charcoal and oil pastel, and won the Legacy Trust Award Collection competition in 2011 and 2013. My work can be seen on

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Acrylic
  • Width: 22.5 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 28.5 inches