Happy Summer – An Art Exhibit at Melo Patisserie in Vancouver, Canada

Happy Summer – An Art Exhibit at Melo Patisserie in Vancouver, Canada

Filipino Canadian Neurodivergent Artist J.A. Tan holds an art exhibit featuring his latest landscape paintings at Melo Patisserie, a popular cafe in the hip and cool neighborhood of Mt. Pleasant in Vancouver, BC. A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST I have always loved nature.  Wherever and whenever I am able to go to a place surrounded…

Paintings Inspired by Music

Paintings Inspired by Music

“All Without Words” is the musical journey of a parent raising a non-verbal child with autism.  The theme on which eleven trumpet jazz-concerto variations are based is built around the spontaneous singing of the composer’s son—it is the actual voice of the child, set as a melody and played by the trumpet, accompanied by an…

J.A. Painting in Music and Autism Concert

J.A. Painting in Music and Autism Concert

Classical musicians from Central Washington University (CWU) invited artists with autism to collaborate on a unique concert. Composers used paintings to inspire their creations. The concert series was called “Sound Paintings” and was presented by CWU’s Piano, Composition, and Percussion studios in collaboration with autistic artists from “The Art of Autism.” J.A.’s painting “Third Movement”…

“Picasso Inspiration” Painting by J.A. Tan on Book Cover
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“Picasso Inspiration” Painting by J.A. Tan on Book Cover

The Art of J.A. Tan’s painting “Picasso Inspiration” was used as the book cover of author Dr. Ginny Russell’s “The Rise of Autism: Risk and Resistance in the Age of Diagnosis.” It is available on Amazon. Dr. Russell is a researcher at the University of Exeter Medical School & College of Social Science. She is…

Thirty-One Days of Filipino Art: A Virtual Art Exhibit

Thirty-One Days of Filipino Art: A Virtual Art Exhibit

As a Filipino-Canadian artist, J.A. Tan was invited to participate in a virtual exhibit, called”Tatlumpu’t Isang Araw ng Sining Pilipino (Thirty-One Days of Filipino Art) – A virtual exhibit of artworks of Filipino-Canadian visual artists”.  Hosted by the Philippine Consul General of Vancouver.  For this art exhibit, J.A. presented a selection of recent works and…

Short Films animated by autistic artists provide insight into talent that autism can bring

Short Films animated by autistic artists provide insight into talent that autism can bring

Autistic adults have made beautiful animation in a project that highlights their creativity and different ways of thinking. The films are part of a larger research by University of Exeter Exploring Diagnosis, and highlight  adults’ thoughts about their autism diagnoses, and neurodiversity, the idea that autistic brains are not ‘disordered’ but should be considered a…