Sandy Sykes is a painter, printmaker and book artist. She exhibits widely both nationally and internationally. References to visual and literary influences from multi-cultural history invest her work with a wry humour as she combines text and symbols with social and political observation of the dysfunctional world around her. Her work is in many major public collections.
Drawing is the basis of her entire philosophy and vision and is essential to the production of her work in any discipline. Sketchbooks are used as an instant way of linking, collecting and developing ideas. Her awareness of the natural world is a major catalyst to her thinking.