Art Exhibit: John Truitt
May 1 | 10:00 am - May 31 | 6:00 pm
Mr. Truitt was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia and other differences at age 45.
After a career spent in medical, dental and medical device start-ups, he created the On The Spectrum Foundation – a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to advocating Autism spectrum talents through self-discovery and social education. He now speaks professionally on these subjects and offers life coaching support for Adults with Asperger’s and learning differences.
“My paintings evolve as I create them. I don’t paint objects. I select a color palate, put my favorite music on my headphones and I let my Asperger’s stimming take over. I call it surfing the spectrum. People often see objects and images in my paintings, especially if viewed from a distance, much like looking at clouds. My art is an explosion of emotions and feelings that I can only express abstractly and when I am able to turn off the rest of the world. It relaxes and refreshes me. Painting is now an essential component of my armamentarium of accommodations, and the key to my creativity in business and beyond.”
John Truitt’s work will be on display at the Dolores Public Library throughout May.