CACKLING seagulls star in a new pier mural.

The 25 metre long, ten metre high design on Brighton Palace Pier shows two seagulls with human bodies in striped blue and white deckchairs, laughing and holding hands. It is visible from several miles away.

Artist Cosmo Sarson, known for his 20ft-high work The Angel of Brighton in North Laine, was commissioned to paint the mural next to the helter skelter at the far end of the pier.

A pier spokeswoman hailed it “a bold but light hearted addition to the Brighton Palace Pier skyline” and “a marvellous and original addition to Brighton’s public art”.

She said: “It was a truly outstanding feat having to work from scaffolding high above the sea, the result is stunning and we hope you will enjoy Cosmo’s work.

“While there’s been no one on the beaches, it looks like the seagulls have made themselves at home.

“Soon we’ll be back to share the seafront with our seagull friends.

“In the meantime, look out for the mural on your daily walk, jog, swim or run.”

Cosmo Sarson studied fine art and received a classical painting training from the Turner Prize-nominated artist Peter Doig.

He is a prominent member of the British street art scene.

His work to date has been influenced by the paintings of the Old Masters and previous pieces use a classical fresco style.