Mark Adlington (b.1965)

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Mark Adlington

Mark Adlington

b.1965

Mark Adlington is a sculptor, painter and draughtsman of considerable ability. He has drawn animals since he was a small boy and has developed a fluent style that captures the movement and volume of animals in motion. His research has taken him from Spain to Gran Paradiso, from Arabia to the coastline of the British Isles. His most recent travels have taken him to the Arctic circle in search of polar bears, lovingly recorded, Mark captures the character of these magnificent creatures. From cub to adult Mark traces the subtleties of the bear, at once magnificent, endearing and at times fearsome. The beautiful rapid drawings and footage he takes of his chosen subject are then taken into the studio and absorbed into his finished paintings and large drawings.

Born in 1965, Mark originally studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and Italian at the Dante Alighieri School in Milan, before taking a BA in Fine Art at the City & Guilds of London Art School. He lives and works in London and France.

 

Archive

<i>Guardian</i> 2016 Conté & Pastel on Paper 16½ x 23¼ ins,
<i>Ice Grey</i> 2016 Charcoal 10¾ x 10¾ ins,
<i>Looking Left</i> 2016 Mixed media on panel 10¾ x 10¾ ins,
<i>Breaking Waves</i> 2016 Mixed media on paper 12 x 12 ins,
<i>Swim</i> 2016 Gouache and watercolour 10 x 10 ins,
<i>Steel</i> 2016 Oil on Canvas 40 x 30 ins,
<i>Twist</i> 15 x 22 ins, (38.10 x 55.88 cms)
<i>Corkscrew Turn</i> 15 x 11 ins, (38.10 x 27.94 cms)
<i>Ring of Bright Water</i> Watercolour 11 x 15 ins, (27.94 x 38.10 cms)
<i>River God</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22.5 ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Focus</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22½ ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Profile Turn</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22½ ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Gold</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22½ ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Death Roll</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22½ ins, (38.00 x 57.00 cms)
<i>Diving Down</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22.5 ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Sunlit</i> 2014 Watercolour 15 x 22.5 ins, (38.10 x 57.15 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Rock</i> Watercolour 11½ x 16½ ins, (29.21 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Shadow</i> Watercolour 10 x 9½ ins, (25.40 x 24.13 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Stretch</i> Watercolour 11½ x 11½ ins, (29.21 x 29.21 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: That Walks Alone</i> Watercolour 10¼ x 16½ ins, (26.04 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Upside Down</i> Watercolour 10¼ x 16½ ins, (26.04 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Wary</i> Watercolour 11½ x 11½ ins, (29.21 x 29.21 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard  :  Spine</i> Watercolour 11½ x 16½ ins, (29.21 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Broken Sleep</i> Watercolour 10¼ x 16½ ins, (26.04 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Feline</i> Watercolour 11½ x 16½ ins, (29.21 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Sky</i> Watercolour 11½ x 11½ ins, (29.21 x 29.21 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Rest Up</i> Watercolour 11½ x 16½ ins, (29.21 x 41.91 cms)
<i>Arabian Leopard: Resting</i> Watercolour 11½ x 16½ ins, (29.21 x 41.91 cms)

Biography

Exhibitions

2016 Painting the Ice Bear, John Martin Gallery, London
2015  Arabian Leopards, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2014 Still Bright Waters, John Martin Gallery Chelsea, London
2010 Animals of Arabia, John Martin Gallery, London
2007 Cernunnus, New Grafton Gallery, London
2006 Gran Paradiso, John Martin Gallery, London
2005 Capricorno, Cogne, Italy
2004 Shorelines, John Martin Gallery, London
2003 Grafton Gallery, London
2001 Lost Beasts, John Martin Gallery, London
1999 Toros Celestes, John Martin Gallery, London

Education

BA in Fine Art at the City & Guilds of London Art School..He lives and works in London and France.
History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and Italian at the Dante Alighieri School in Milan

Group Exhibitions

2008 Autumn 08, Geedon Gallery, Essex
2008 for Youth
2008/2006/2000 CHASE, Royal College of Art
2007 Four Contemporary Masters, Crispian Riley-Smith, Harrogate
2006/2004 Hackwood Art Festival
2006 New Year Exhibition, John Martin Gallery, London
2006 INTO THE JUNGLEA Homage to Rousseau, John Martin Gallery, London
2005 Lord Wandsworth College
2004 Hutson Gallery
2003 – 2005 Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland
2003 From the Water and the Wild (Two-Man Show), The Origin Gallery, Dublin
2003 Cill Rialig Arts Centre, Co. Kerry
2001/1996/1995 Two-Man Show at New Grafton Gallery
2000/1999 The Drawing and Watercolour Fair
1999/1997/1996/1994 Thompson Gallery
1998 Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, London
1997 Royal College of Art, London
1997 The Gallery Cork Street, London
1997/98 Fifty and One, John Martin Gallery, London
1997 The Arts Club, Dover Street, London
1996 Young Artists, Christie’s, London
1996/97 Three-Man Show at John Martin Gallery, London
1996 Three-Man Show at Heron Pictures, Pangbourne
1995 Young Masters Exhibition, Battersea Town Hall, London
1995 Highway House
1994 Three-Man Show at Heron Pictures, Pangbourne
1994 Two-Man Show at New Grafton Gallery
1994 New Grafton Gallery Summer and Christmas exhibitions since 1995
1995/94 Tenterden Art Exhibition
1993-1995 Young Artists, Bonhams

Awards & Residencies

New Grafton Travel Award City and Guilds Prize for Drawing
Manya Igel Prize for Painting Cill Rilliag Residency

His work hangs in many collections including the City & Guilds of London Art School. Sir Brindsley Ford C.B.E and the cartoonist Purple Ronnie.

Publications

A Private View, David Wolfers and the New Grafton Gallery, Julian Halsby Lund Humphries 2002 p. 47,99,109,110
Woolley & Wallis, Sale for the Bromley Trust (2004), p.42,48,51,52
Art & the Otherness of Animals, Godfrey Barker, The Field August (2004), p.39-41
Lost Beasts, Laura Gascoigne, Sporting Shooter May (2005), p.71
Gegen den Trend, Kirsten Sonntag Country Homes May (2004), p.77-82
Working from Home, 25 Beautiful Homes (April 1998), p.100-104
The Shooting Times, December (2004), p. 48
The Fine Art of Giving, Caroline Banks, The Field Christmas Guide (1995), p. 7
Toros Celestes, Spanish Journeys: 1998-99, John Martin of London (1999), 28 pages
Lost Beasts, In search of Britain’s missing wildlife, John Martin of London (2001), 40 pages
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf (cover), HMV Classics (2005)
Triptych of a Young Wolf (cover), Anne Allestree (2008)
Times Literary Supplement (cover) No.5447/8

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