Established in 2019, Charlie by Art is a microenterprise celebrating the art, creativity and individual endeavour of Charlie.
In 2018 Charlie received his school’s Visual Arts and Technology Excellence Award and in 2019 was voted runner up in the Moonee Valley Young People’s Award.
Diagnosed with autism at three, as a small child Charlie did not even enjoy picking up a paint brush! From that time, he has grown into a capable and enthusiastic artist with a distinctive eye for detail and colour. Charlie by Art is run by Charlie with support from his mum, Sue.
In 2019, Charlie exhibited his art and sold greeting cards featuring his art for the very first time. As a participant at the AWETISM Expo run by the ICAN Network, he had the wonderfully affirming experience of having his individual strengths celebrated alongside many other talented autistic young people.
The Charlie by Art microenterprise was born from this experience. Charlie by Art aims to sell beautiful greeting cards and celebrate art and creativity, but also to teach Charlie important life and entrepreneurial skills.