Painter Ian Smith works on his first mural on Fifth and Main Streets in Paris. Ian is autistic and uses art to understand the world around him.
Ian and his parents Eric and Pam put the outline of the second horse on the wall where he is painting a mural.
Ian paints the tail of one of the two horses on his mural in downtown Paris. The mural represents the town's history, hospitality and horses.
Ian cleans the flies of off Boo, a springing heifer, at his family farm outside of Paris.
Ian carries animal feed out of the barn as his dog Rye follows in tow. Ian will give the feed to the farm's two cows, Boo and Babe.
Eric and Pam prepare for their son Ian's 34th birthday dinner as Ian waters the plants in the garden.
In preparation for Halloween, Ian uses a ladder to hang up a ghost decoration on his family farm. Halloween falls five days after Ian's birthday, and is his favorite holiday.
Ian speaks to his sister on the phone as his parents Pam and Eric celebrate Ian's 34th birthday.
Ian works on the mural at 5th and Main.
Ian celebrates with his mom Pam after finishing the second of two horses on his mural.
Ian Smith looks at his work after finishing the second of two horses of his mural that celebrates the history, hospitality and horses of Paris.