“I never dreamed art would take me this far! I’ve been making art since the fourth grade and am still going!  It’s a stress relief, and I just love it!” That is Candi Sykes’s response when asked why she creates.  A Columbus native, Candi comes from a large family. She has seven siblings and eight nieces and nephews. In her spare time, Candi enjoys reading and writing poetry and roller skating.  When asked of her art aspirations, Candi responded with only contentment – “I just really like the role that art plays in my life right now!”
Key Skills
• Figurative Painting: Acrylic, Watercolor • Drawing: Graphite, Pastel • Self-Advocacy
Exhibitions
2018 Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark Animal Kingdom – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Horizons – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2017 Efflorescence – Franklin Park Conservatory Cardinal Health Gallery German Village Meeting Haus – Columbus, OH Open Door Collection – 1650 Watermark This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2016 Alladin’s Exhibition – Alladin’s Eatery America – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Complementary – Carnegie Gallery Frame of Mind – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2015 Are You Afraid of the Art?– Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Don’t Be Square – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Rock, Paper, Scissors – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery The Plot Thickens – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery This Inspired That – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery 2014 Are You Afraid of the Art? – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Big and Small Wonders – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Flora & Fauna – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery Red Hot – Open Door Art Studio & Gallery