Sydney’s relationship with the arts began with a gift of oil paints at the age of seven. Largely self-taught, Sydney has developed a style as unique as she is. Although her paintings follow no particular conventions, her work can be recognized by the soft melding of color. Texture, the use of light and paintings that emanate emotion are all elements threaded throughout her body of work. Sydney was first introduced to abstract art through her uncle, Justin Snow, a noted abstract painter. His paintings hung on the walls of her childhood home and he continues to be an important influence in Sydney’s painterly world. Workshops with Dublin painter Timothy Hawksworth encouraged exploration and opened doors to abstract expressionism.
In 1992, Sydney met and studied with renowned stone sculptor, Jane B. Armstrong. Countless sketchbooks were filled with renderings waiting to find life as bronze portraits rich with emotion. This work in sculpture is reflected not only in her bronzes but also in the sculptural surfaces that are applied to her paintings.
Sydney exhibited in New York and New England prior to returning home to Indiana where she has continued the passionate pursuit of her abstract expressionist work. Sydney currently works in her home studio in Indianapolis with her furry friends, Larry and Moe, by her side.
Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, October 2018
The Legend, Irvington, IN April/May 2018
The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN January/February 2018
13th Annual Member Exhibit, Hoosier Salon New Harmony September 2018
Scholastic Arts Awards Juror, Adjudication Central & Southern Districts, January 2018
SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XIII, Indianapolis, Indiana October 2017
12th Annual Member Exhibit, Hoosier Salon New Harmony September 2017, 3rd Place
Scholastic Arts Awards Juror, Adjudication Central & Southern Districts, January 2017
Blue Indy, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, Indiana December 2016
SALI National Abstract Exhibition XII, Indianapolis, Indiana October 2016, "People's Choice" Award
Indiana State Fair, "Bicentennial", August 2016
SoArts "Heart" Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana February 2016
Midwest National Abstract Exhibition XI, Indianapolis, Indiana October 2015, "People's Choice" Award
"One Tool" Show, Sullivan Munce Cultural Center, Zionsville, Indiana July 2015
Exhibition at Grafton, Grafton, Vermont August 2008
Gallery Glens Falls, Glens Falls, New York March 2006
Gallery Glens Falls, Glens Falls, New York January 2006
Terry Lindsey Equidae Show, Saratoga Springs, New York July 2005
Southern Vermont Art Center, September 2004
Southern Vermont Art Center, January 2004