Barbara Sykes was born in Doncaster. Following a career in textile design, she returned to full time education in 1998, gaining a BA Hons in Fine Art in 1993, and in 2005 she graduated with an MA in Printmaking and Art Theory.

Drawing is of the essence in all her work, and in 2014 she was awarded the Hugh Casson Drawing Award in the Royal Academy Summer Show.

Barbara has exhibited extensively and her work is in public and private collections throughout the UK and abroad.

Barbara is a member of:

Manchester Academy of Fine Art (MAFA)

National Acrylic Painters Association (NAPA)

Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA)



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