ADVERTORIAL: A wonderful new solo art showcase comes to Devon

This July, Marine House at Beer will be presenting an outstanding artist for his third solo show.

Taking place from Saturday, July 4 to Friday, July 17, Adrian Sykes’ Imagination Unrestrained show will illustrate a unique combination of attractions.

Inventive and intriguing, his works are produced with confident brush strokes in warm, rich oils. Some catch the spirit and charm of a place such as Venice, where others can present a fairytale quality or sense of isolation and peace.

Adrian’s paintings nearly always have a light, amusing or quirky element at play. Perspective is manipulated, with townscapes frequently enjoying vertiginous challenges.

The Longed-for Path will also feature at the art showcase (Image: Adrian Sykes)

Adrian said: “I like to add humour and quirkiness along with bright colours, which I hope give the paintings a lightness and optimism.

“I aim to capture a sense of hopefulness and peace but sometimes enjoy adding slightly unnerving or even comic elements. Often by exaggerating the ‘impossibility’ or ‘quirkiness’ of a dwelling or passageway, it draws attention to its significance in our lives.”

A winner of many awards, Bristol based Adrian’s work attracts enthusiasts worldwide. To fully comprehend his creative depth, click here to see the short three-part video he has created whilst painting The Lost Violin, a work to be revealed at the show’s opening.

Another of Adrian’s works include Stilthouses (Image: Adrian Sykes)

The gallery will be dedicated to Adrian’s work and strict hygiene and social distancing will be observed. Exclusive individual viewings can be booked at certain times.

During general opening hours, the gallery will be restricted to a maximum of three parties entering at any one time.

The paintings can also be viewed from the comfort of your home online here. Contact the gallery on 01297 625 257 or email info@marinehouseatbeer.co.uk for a free full colour catalogue. The works can be purchased now – all include the frame, and shipping, if required, is quick and low cost.

Devon Live