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Image Prompt: Friends

Art Title: Friends © Arthur Simo
Who is Arthur Simo the Outsider Artist?
Visit his blog to see additional artwork.
And, his Etsy site: Arthur Simo and Flickr site HERE.
Arthur lives in Hialeah, Florida and attends Hialeah High School.
He is in the 11th grade.
Arthur is a self taught artist and he has autism.
Art has enabled him to express his feelings,
and to show the way he perceives the world around him.
He is unpredictable and funny with a great imagination,
and every painting has a story that takes you on a wild,
colorful adventure.
"I get by with a little help from my friends."
~John Lennon
Artwork used with permission from Arthur Simo.


glorv1 said...

I'm not sure what I see in this painting. The colors are great and he is handing her a flower. Just making friends, I guess. Have a great Sunday Nancy and thank you for the very nice comment on my blog. Take care.

Linda S. Socha said...

I love the connection between and the diversity of the participants..
and the feeling that love ( I.e. symbolized by the pink of the flowers) can bypass all of differences in the moment.

The orange is symbolic to me and speaks of the courage to go forward.( as in socially and personally).....If any of that is true it is the universal invitation to reach out , touch and salute the differences with gestures of acceptance and kindness...and so what results is growth (green) and spritual meaning (purple)
So....thanks for the invitation

James Parker said...


One-eyed, one-horned, flying
Purple People Eater said..
I have this real dumb song,
Going round inside my head/

They wrote this tune about me.
In Nineteen Fifty-Eight.
Or was it Fifty-nine?
Not sure about the date.

This stupid song will surely,
Drive me totally insane,
So I went to see if Green-Nose
Could help me ease the pain.

He went out to his garden,
Found some strange weed growing there
I ate it and the song remains,
But now I just don't care

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Arthur's art is always fascinating and exceptionally well thought out. The images and the theme unite in his paintings in a bold and clear way. He has a natural gift for composition which gives the expression impact.

WHY? said...

How sweet this artwork is! It reminds me of the importance of friendship. It also takes me back to when I was a child. My friendships seemed to be simpler then. When we wanted to play, we played. When we wanted to be alone, that's what we did. Perhaps my memory fails me now that I'm older, but back then I made friends with everyone who made me feel good. It didn't matter how old they were, or what they looked like. And, I've learned these simple rules all over again. Friendship is about love and caring. No more, no less.

Renee said...

In this particular case I am betting on pure innocence and kindness.


Love Renee

Helen said...

I've seen Arthur's artwork on Etsy and just love it! You are a very talented young man, and this one is a perfect symbol for friendship.

Renee said...

You are the best, better than all the rest. (This should be read in song-speak.)

1. No kidding, happens all the time, where I am what?

2. No problem.

3. Ditto.

4. Har har.

Love Renee

simoart said...

Thanks for posting Arthur's piece, he is so happy to see his painting on your site. You have made his day and he wants to show it to all his friends.

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

It was all my pleasure, Arthur and Mrs. Simo:) Arthur, your art always puts a smile on my face! Thank you for allowing me to feature it on my blog.


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