About Dorene Sykes
Dorene Sykes is recognized as a premier photographic artist and educator 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 both Germain School of Photography and Hunter College in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1981. Photography took a back seat while she enjoyed a career that progressed from budget analysis at the United Nations to database support and marketing management at technology firms in greater Boston. After earning a Master of Business Administration degree at Boston University, she ran a marketing consulting business.
In 2004, Dorene settled on Cape Cod and returned to her earlier dream of a career in photography. After freelancing as a photographer for the Enterprise newspaper, she ran a successful portraiture business for a decade, specializing in beach portraits of extended families. During this time she earned the prestigious title of Certified Professional Photographer
from the Professional Photographers of America.
These days, Dorene is happily focusing on fine art photography. She is recognized as a Master Artist
by the Cape Cod Art Center, 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.
She shares her expertise in a variety of ways: coaching students privately, speaking at camera clubs, judging club competitions, and being a juror at local art shows.
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