Melodie Aviles
Professional Artist

Child prodigy Melodie Aviles is a Hispanic fine art artist who is quick to say, "I have autism but autism does not have me." Born in Orlando, Florida, the Aviles family noticed her having a seizure, and regressive speech. At two years old, the autism diagnosis was difficult and the outlook was grim. The Aviles family gave up everything to invest into the best care for her.

Through years of therapy, training, and family love, she surpassed all expectations. Much of Aviles’ success with the disorder has now been attributed to the extensive use of visual art as a form of therapy. Aviles trained at the The Tridas Center (Tampa FL), Dr. Nancy Carnevale, Ace Charter School (Lakeland FL), Beckman & Associates (Maitland FL) and The Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art (Lake Mary, Florida).

Aviles was particularly inspired by world class animators and was captivated by the story of Stephen Wiltshire who astonished the world with his art in spite of his challenges with autism. At twelve years of age, Aviles knows that she is different and copes with her challenges with the most inspiring fine art.

Now collected throughout the world, Aviles’ work intentionally represents the emotions of her characters through their large animated style eyes. Aviles’ work has become very popular due to their availability through limited editions, gallery representation, and a groundswell of support via social media.

Aviles understands that autistic people are usually misunderstood and she wants to make sure that those who experience her art know exactly how her spirited characters feel - through the eyes.

"Melodie is a little artistic genius who distinguishes and truly respects artistic talent.", said Andrew Hyder, Curator - Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art. "This is incredible for someone so young. She mastered our course in record time, and we keep inventing new things to challenge her. Melodie is full of original ideas and in many ways has talents beyond our teachers."

Rose of LOVE



On the RUN


Be MINE on Canvas

I am POWERFUL on Canvas

Rose of LOVE on Canvas

Drawing: Digital Print

A digital print showing intricate strokes of this young artist

Limited Edition: 1 of 50
Height 10" x Width 8" x Depth 1"
Year Produced: 2017
Inventory ID MA_0001
Status: All Galleries


Sarah is a purple skunk that was stinky until she went to a perfume store. All the boys fall in love with her because she sings beautiful songs at the café. At the café the boys drink root beer & can’t wait to meet her. SCOTT is a little brown dog that goes to the café but he has no friends. Even though people don’t like him, he made a new alien friend named “SAM” that rescued him from a group of bullies. One night at the café SCOTT saw SARAH perform & everything changed. He wanted to meet her & but all the other boys blocked him. With the help of his new friend SAM, he was able to meet her & he fell in love.

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