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Annette Sykes

Annette Sykes

Annette was born in Northamptonshire and her childhood was full of colour, cloth and education. After raising her children and teaching yoga for 20 years, Annette eventually returned to college to study Textile Design and Embroidery, where, during her second year, she rediscovered printmaking.

A love-hate relationship began. Artist or Printmaker? Still attempting to be something she was not. The lockdowns during the pandemic have given her time to pause for thought and finally she is embracing who she really is. The result is this series of prints and mixed media works, celebrating dresses, flowers and colour, in a modern take on linocut with embossing and machine embroidery combined with acrylics.

Annette’s work is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, Scarborough Museum and in private collections in England, Scotland, South Africa, the US, Canada, Japan, Thailand and Panama.