For the last 10 years, Cherry has been going to Project Art Works in Hastings. Cherry's mother Angela says: "Cherry will, given the time and patience, begin to really look at what she's doing - her face lights up, she becomes calm. And she laughs, she enjoys it, she shows pleasure. I just think she gets the chance to be herself.
I think she feels really empowered, happy, loves it. It's a fantastic space for her to be in. It's a place in her life she doesn't usually get to on her own or in her usual day to day activities. It's a unique and precious thing."
I just think she feels really empowered, happy, loves it. It's a fantastic space for her to be in.
John Cole, who has worked with Cherry at Project Art Work, says: "What we do is bridge the gap between us and whoever it is we're working with through the materials we're using.
"If I put my hand in some red paint and Cherry puts her hand in some red paint, I know what it feels like and she knows what it feels like and that's a point right there where we're feeling the same thing. I think it's as basic as that sometimes."
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