Art Inspired

Art Inspired presents Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi.

Doreen is a participant of Abilities First-Next Steps. She is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She prefers to work mainly with soft pastels and occasionally hard pastel chalk. Doreen has been creating pastel art for three years. She enjoys the precision of pastel chalk and being able to use her hands to create her artwork. Each landscape takes about 4 to 6 hours to complete. Pastel chalk art started as a relaxation activity for her but has developed into a hobby that she is excited to share! Developing landscapes has helped Doreen to see things as others see them. She is inspired by varying landscapes throughout the United States such as gardens, waterscapes, and fields. Doreen was inspired to focus on landscapes by her daughter, Elizabeth, who encouraged her to develop her artistic skills in more depth. She recently won second place for her artwork in the MO Mental Health Foundation competition. Her winning piece is on display throughout Missouri in a traveling art exhibit for the next year. Outside of creating landscapes she enjoys spending time with her children, Jeremy, Elizabeth, and Savanna.

Art Inspired

Art Inspired presents Landscapes by Doreen Wilhelmi. Doreen is a participant of Abilities First-Next Steps. She is a talented artist who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. She prefers to work mainly with soft pastels and occasionally hard pastel chalk. Doreen has been creating pastel art for three years. She enjoys the precision of pastel chalk and being able […]