Internationally acclaimed artist returns to seaside gallery

Bristol-based artist Adrian Sykes

Bristol-based artist Adrian Sykes - Credit: Adrian Sykes

Marine House at Beer has welcomed a new solo show by Adrian Sykes titled ‘In Tune with Life’ this week.

Running from Saturday, September 25 – Friday, October 8, the work featured is from one of Marine House at Beer’s most popular and internationally acclaimed artists and is Adrian’s fourth show with the gallery.

Home on the Hill, oil and mixed media on board

Home on the Hill, oil and mixed media on board - Credit: Adrian Sykes

Alexis Butt from the gallery said: “It is six years since Bristol-based Adrian Sykes, with his unique style, impinged on our consciousness. As a gallery, we constantly search for something different, something exciting, something fresh. One doesn’t have to ponder long when an artist of really special talent introduces himself to you – Adrian Sykes hits that spot.

“Adrian creates from his imagination as he works at his Bristol studio. As you browse his latest works, it’s apparent that geographic locations seed many of his paintings. Venice is a recurring theme, as are the old field patterns and hills of the English landscape which frequently provide a backdrop to his work. But these are not just straightforward landscapes or townscapes, once they have been breathed on by Adrian’s fertile imagination. People are heading home to isolated houses, romantic trysts take place, often via impossibly long ladders; current trends such as wild swimming make their appearance, and busy happy scenes, in a park in a mill town, almost Lowry-esque in style, are explored.

Winter Swim Oil and mixed media on board

Winter Swim Oil and mixed media on board - Credit: Adrian Sykes

“As always, Adrian uses bold and warm oil colours applied liberally and in depth as he reveals his composition. Making clever use of perspective, he makes his paintings accessible as he offers the viewer constant small and agreeable surprises as the eye picks out unexpected details.”

Internationally recognised for his unique and original style, it’s unsurprising Adrian has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Young Masters Art Prize and numerous art prizes throughout the South West.

Open daily from 10am – 5.00pm. For more information contact the gallery on 01297 625257 or email All of Adrian’s new paintings are available for purchase now, and can be viewed on the gallery’s website at: