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Adrian Sykes

About the artist: Adrian Sykes was born in 1970 and studied at Bath College of Fine Art. Based in Bristol, his Jamaica Street studio is in the heart of the city's centre of creativity. Constantly looking for new inspiration, Adrian travels extensively. Most of his work is inspired by landscape and architecture. His paintings transport the viewer into a somewhat surreal world of quirky and sometimes humorous settings.

“My paintings focus on the fascinating land of the imagination where I transport the viewer into a world of humorous and quirky characters as they play out their story on the landscape. I stamp my idiosyncratic style on my favoured subjects: buildings, and shine on them a new and interesting light.”


Adrian's success includes in 2011 being selected from over 1000 artists to appear in the 2012 BBC2 series ‘Show Me The Monet’. Awards include: First Prize - The Bristol Art Prize 2013; Finalist - Young Masters Art Prize 2012; Finalist and Artist with Highest Bid - Show Me The Monet BBC2 2012; First Prize - The Bath Art Prize 2010.