At an early age, Sybil Roe Thompson was diagnosed as being severely autistic. As a preschooler, she had a vocabulary of about eight words and a fierce destructive energy. Endless rounds of speech therapy, hydrotherapy, group therapy, dance therapy and countless hours of individual mental health treatment brought her into a world where she could communicate and be self-sufficient with minimal assistance.
She has a phenomenal memory which serves her visually when she draws her detailed scenes and designs, including interior and exterior scenes. Lately Sybil has been painting furniture and has started a series of paintings on the architecture of Reading, Pennsylvania where she lives.
Sybil’s work has been featured in many art shows in the Reading area. She will have a show at Magic Gardens in Philadelphia from July 14th to September 10th, 2017.