Nico Martinez, a 34-year-old Flossmoor resident who is an artist with autism, was recently commissioned by the Flossmoor Business Association (FBA) to draw lively images of four different Flossmoor landmarks. Martinez said making artwork allows him to communicate what can’t always be said with words.
Martinez said he’s been drawing since he was 2 or 3 and drawing his own cartoon characters since he was 11 or 12. He draws both digitally and on physical paper. When drawing on paper, Martinez uses graphite and ink, and he colors the artwork with . . .