Annette Elizabeth Sykes
Education: Born in Higham Ferrers, Northants, Annette went to The Wellingborough High School for Girls and then on to Coventry College to Study Art and Sculpture, but left early. She subsequently worked as a screen print designer, then went on to study Textile Design and Embroidery when her family were older. She now works from her own Blue Frog Studio to which visitors are welcome.
Major exhibitions include: Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2016 FPS Open, Fitzrovia Gallery, London 2016 50 Years of Artists Prints, Bankside Gallery, 2015 Solo Show, JGallery, Moulton, Northants, 2014 Cork Street Open, London, twice - 2013/2012 SWLA, the Mall, 2012 and 2009,Printmakers Council, Bankside Gallery, London, 2011
Collections: Her work is in the Victoria & Albert Museum and in private collections in England, Scotland, South Africa, USA, Japan, Thailand and Panama.
Statement: mixed media seascapes are the latest body of work from International fine art painter/printmaker Annette Elizabeth Sykes. Born of a passion for the energy of the sea and a love of our landscape, these images are some of her best works yet, encompassing not only the water but the staithes and marshes around our countryside.