We are very pleased to bring into the public sphere a retrospective exhibition of the late, Shoreham born painter and writer, Patrick Burke. This artist who studied in Brighton, lived and worked there for most of his life. In 1957 he won the prestigious ‘Grand Prix de Rome’, which took him to study in Rome; a city he loved and an experience that greatly informed his work. Burke’s oeuvre sits firmly within the creative language of the twentieth century but also calls upon many earlier influences. His subject matter moves from genres of the everyday to the imaginary; from the figurative to the abstract; from the humorous to the serious, with the dynamic in his work, often a juxtaposition of these elements. This exhibition will be, for the viewer, an exciting and informative opportunity to see a body of work that has been mainly kept in private collections.