Stephen Wiltshire MBE is an artist from the UK who specialises in detailed cityscapes. At the age of 3 Stephen was diagnosed as autistic. He learned to communicate through his art and he eventually learned to speak by the age of nine. Stephen is to able to view a cityscape for 20 to 40 minutes and then go off and draw that view from memory. He was in Sydney, at Customs House, this week drawing the Sydney cityscape below after taking in the view from the Centrepoint Tower for 40 minutes. The artwork was done in ink and is amazingly detailed. Stephen is in Australia as a guest of Autism Spectrum Australia. Of course politicians have to jump in on the act to boost their profile and that is why Kristina Keneally, the current NSW Premier, is in the pictures below.
The Sydney Morning Herald has story and video about Stephen's visit here.
More info about Stephen Wiltshire can be found on his website: