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Lucrative: Eight of her paintings have now been sold, with one fetching as much as £830

 

By Hugo Gye

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A three-year-old autistic girl has made a splash in the art world with her extraordinary paintings.

 

Iris Grace Halmshaw began doing art as therapy, but when her parents decided to put the works on sale they began fetching prices of up to £830.

 

And painting has also helped improve the youngster’s condition – she is now eager to play with her parents and has adopted a much happier demeanour.

 

Her mother Arabella Carter-Johnson, of Market Harborough in Leicestershire, said she had received positive feedback since posting her daughter’s paintings on Facebook.

 

‘We realised about three months ago she is actually really talented,’ she said. ‘Inquiries to buy her paintings were flooding in from all over the world and a framed print sold in a charity auction in London for £830.’

 

Iris Grace’s financier father, Peter-Jon Halmshaw, added: ‘When she started doing art therapy we thought it was amazing, but we’re her parents so we think everything she does is amazing.

 

‘But lots of other people started saying it was great. It went berserk from there.’

 

So far, the family has sold eight of Iris Grace’s artworks, and is planning to makes prints of the paintings available too.

 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2340234/Autistic-year-old-girls-stunning-paintings-sell-800-took-brush-just-months-ago.html



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