Dennis Syrett started painting at the age of 32 and enjoyed his first major success four years later at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 1970. In 1971 he purchased a Fine Art retail business which the family still operates.

Painting became an all-absorbing interest for Dennis Syrett and leading galleries became increasingly anxious to promote him and his work. Acceptance at major London art society exhibitions became a regular occurrence.


With his increasing success, Dennis Syrett was able to devote more time to painting and was able to combine this interest with his love of travel. Regular exposure in London exhibitions brought further opportunities and thus a series of journeys and subsequent shows. Membership of the Royal Societies coincided with a number of successful one-man shows, where Dennis’s colourful oils received wide acclaim. In spite of a heavy workload, Dennis Syrett maintains his links with adult education and has successfully taught painting for over twenty years. He is much in demand for talks and demonstrations.


In 2004, Dennis Syrett was elected President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and is also a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the London Sketch Club.