An artist with Down syndrome, who was written off as “incapable” has proved her doubters wrong.
Fifty-one-year-old Teresa Pocock’s solo art exhibit is on display at Gallery Gachet in Vancouver until Saturday.
Her pieces express her discovery of the Downtown Eastside and show just how far she’s come in only three years.
After her father was placed in a Veteran’s long-term care home in Toronto in 2013, Pocock was placed in a nursing home against her will and told she would never amount to anything.
But now, she’s not only an accomplished artist but a writer as well.
“You can see the different drawings that she has,” says Franke James, Pocock’s sister. “She’s got one that’s called I’m Alive. It’s so exciting, she says she loves it here and she’s been reborn in Gastown.”