Sydney D. Falkner

Sydney Falkner, artist and founder of Durrett Designs resides with her husband and one-year old son, in Wilmington NC. Originally born in Cary, NC she began to explore with her paintbrush at the age of 10. Sydney has opened the doors to an online presence and online shop where her fans can purchase original artworks, fine art prints and limited-edition seasonal goods. You can also find more of her original works throughout the Carolina's and in select galleries, breweries and boutiques..


Sydney’s approach is calculated but sporadic. Her background in interior design and unique style leads to a combination of wildly splintered splatters of paint and layered compositions, creating a canvas of depth and dimension. Locations play a role into her process, as elements of her environment naturally and accidentally fuse their way into her mind bringing a special story and legacy to each piece.

Artist Statement:

When I paint, I paint what I see and how I feel at that moment in those surroundings. Blocking out the outside world, I let myself go!  When I’m painting, I’m often unaware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get acquainted period that I see what it’s been about. There are no fears about making changes or "happy accidents" for the painting that has a life of its own. It feels limitless!

Growing up a naturally shy natured kid, I turned to painting as an outlet to express a soft spoken personality and a free spirit ready to be set free. I view painting as a daily exploration and an opportunity to tell a story. Art is a form of therapy and it’s what fuels my soul! 

The ability to connect with others through art is something I cherish and don’t take for granted.  As a piece of me becomes a piece of you, an unspoken bond ties us together.  As you have allowed yourself through my work to be connected to something greater. You get a glimpse into the process, that, in some form, is a potential in each of us.  

Inspired by life’s beautiful imperfections, I hope to shine light where it deserves to be shined on. Bringing a daily reminder of happiness to those around.

" I’m often inspired by my surroundings, surprising color combinations and elements of design my goal is to infuse these elements and form an abstraction of realistic subjects and compositions. No matter the subject, I strive to portray a balance of realism with a surprise of abstract flare to complement each other. With the majority of my work done on stretched canvas using an acrylic medium, I enjoy experimenting with different techniques and materials. By using vivid colors and playful brushstrokes I’m able to capture my emotions into a moment in time with a message to share.”
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