Not Afraid of Play


Not Afraid of Play, 2023. Amber Sykes. Signed Acrylic on Canvas; 23.4 x 16.5 in. (59.5 x 42 cm). United Kingdom.

“Not Afraid of Play”, an expressive abstract, celebrates the joy of play in adulthood. Set against a backdrop of deep blue, the artwork establishes a sense of depth. The blue expanse symbolises wisdom and maturity, qualities constructed by life’s experiences.


At the artwork’s centre lies a vivid burst of colour, radiating youthful energy, serving as a visual embodiment of play. The bold and daring pink paint splatter that intersects the canvas adds to this essence, whilst also infusing an element of wonderful spontaneity. The artwork’s interplay of maturity and playfulness stands as a reminder that, even as we grow into adulthood, play and childlike creativity can remain.


“Not Afraid of Play” invites you to appreciate the beauty of both your inner child and maturity. The artwork suggests that, as we age, we do not have to replace the child in us with Adult, but rather that we can just add Adult to Childhood in a harmonious co-existence. When both things work together, a beautiful and enriched experience is created.


As you gaze upon “Not Afraid of Play”, allow it to be a reminder that the essence of play never leaves us. It’s not that we don’t grow up, we cannot deny time because we are subject to it- circumstantial evidence such as our aging skin and our greying hair proves so. Yes, the passage of time ages us, but it cannot eradicate our ability to play. We can always, always return to our playgrounds.


Details and Dimensions:

Price: £180

Collection Price: £150 (Based in West Yorkshire)

Size (cm): 59.5 H x 42 D x 1.8 W

Size (“): 23.4 H x 16.5 D x 0.7 W

Original Created: 2023

Mediums: Acrylic, Watercolour

Materials: Canvas

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UK delivery: 5-7 days

Europe: 9-10 days

International: 10-12 days

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