“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