After four years in Creative Clay’s Transition Program, Sydney joined the Community Arts Program in 2016. She brought with her art skills and a natural talent that serve her well as she progresses in her artwork. Sydney is kind and interesting, and a dedicated and focused artist.
In the studio, Sydney sets up her work area, puts on her music and begins to draw in pencil or crayon. “I like to draw houses, and wedding stuff. I’m good at it,” she said. Sydney chooses multi-colors when she uses sharpie markers or acrylic paints. In 2017 she began a series of houses on wood boards, some in paint and some with collage. She adds her written words across the piece, using paint pen. The effect is dimensional and draws the viewer into a colorful world of Sydney’s narrative. Sometimes she adds a person or a family.
Sydney’s interests when she is away from the studio, include shopping for school supplies and headphones, watching Naruto and cartoons, and spending time with her family. One of her goals she said is to “make costumes with fabric on a sewing machine, maybe a wedding dress.”
Sydney’s artwork is available for sale and viewing in the Good Folk Gallery at Creative Clay. Her artist drawn cards are lovely and sell very fast.