About Alex the Artist
Alex Schlueter is a special young man who loves to create striking artwork and sharing his art with others. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at age 3, Alex has grown into a loving, fun and happy young man who has inspired his family, friends and the angels on this earth who have helped him on his journey through school, life-skills training – and art.
Alex began structured art training when he was 13, and he has produced a range of pieces in watercolor, pencils and acrylic paint. He loves his lessons with his current teacher Deb Burow in Northwest Iowa, where he is learning new techniques in color, composition and exciting new art media. Alex also has a special place in his heart for Tricia Saviano, who tutored him when he lived in the Chicago area.
Besides art, Alex loves lots of things – tubing on the lake near his home; bowling and miniature golf; TV shows like VeggieTales, SpongeBob and Paw Patrol; and creating graphics and listening to music on his laptop. And he loves his parents, his big sister Hannah, his aunts, uncles and cousins, and all the people who help him navigate his world. They are truly his angels.
Through his art and his loving personality, Alex is living proof that everyone is special, and everyone has wonderful things to contribute to our world. As his web address says, we can find our heart in Alextheartist….