Painter and collage creator
Sylvia’s early career in advertising led her to really appreciate creative thinking, art and design especially while working big blue chip accounts such as Kodak and Coca Cola. While raising her 3 sons and working part time as marketing consultant, she retrained as an Interior Designer in the late 90s and at the same time started a love affair with ceramics. Her home is littered with various pots, lamps and dishes, non traditional, all showing her desire to break the mould! It was only as an empty nester that she picked up a paintbrush again and began a passion for abstract expressionism. Spurred on by her art loving sister in law Jane, who was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimers in her late 50s, she now works tirelessly to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society through the sale of her art. She derives her inspiration from nature, her love of outdoor pursuits (a keen sportswoman) and the bold shapes and colours in interior design. A real eco warrior ( and her frugal northern up bringing ) means she prefers to repurpose old artworks and charity shop finds than line the pockets of the big Art supply traders. Her love of bright colour and mixed media is inspired by her favourite artists Barbara Rae and Gerhard Richter. Last summer Sylvia took part as a wildcard in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year as well as exhibiting with the Wildwood Artists at High Clandon Vineyard and West Horsley Place.