About Dorene Sykes
Dorene Sykes is recognized as a premier photographic artist on Cape Cod. Her artwork explores the harmonious relationship between people and their environment. See her Artist's Statement
for insight into what influences her art.
A native of Michigan, Dorene studied at Germain School of Photography and Hunter College in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Her career progressed from budget analysis at the United Nations to customer support and marketing management at technology firms in greater Boston. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree at Boston University.
In 2004, Dorene settled on Cape Cod and returned to her earlier dream of a career in photography. After freelancing for the Enterprise newspaper, she ran a successful portrait studio business through 2014, specializing in beach portraits of extended families. During this time she earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer
from the Professional Photographers of America of which she is a member.
Dorene Sykes is recognized as a Master Artist
by the Cape Cod Art Association, a select group of visual artists to earn this distinction. Many of her photographs have won awards
in local and national shows. She is also a member of the Falmouth Artists Guild.
These days Dorene is happily focusing on fine art photography. She shares her expertise in a variety of ways: teaching photography
classes at Cape Conservatory, coaching students privately, speaking at camera clubs, judging club competitions, and being a juror at local art shows.
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