Ben Jackson is a 21 year old man with Down syndrome and Autism who lives in Nelson, New Zealand.
He is a talented artist who draws mainly with ball point pen, and A4 paper.
His business name, OMG, comes from one of his favorite phrases ‘Oh My Goodness!’
Ben’s subjects range from hearts, domestic items like teacups, friends together, names of places which Ben has visited, and wedding couples - and Ben’s art has featured on a wedding invitation.
He has been encouraged and helped in his art by some wonderful teachers and artists eg Vairi Murray, Alleigh Browning, and Jayne Keyes.
One excellent artist, Lisa Grennell, has helped Ben screen print his art onto tea towels, bags and T shirts, which are available on-line and at some markets around Nelson.
Nelson Mail article about Jayne Keyes, Lisa Grennell, and Ben: