Mark Adlington b. 1965

Overview

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. In 2018 his travels took him to the Arctic circle in search of polar bears, lovingly recorded, Mark captured the character of these magnificent creatures. From cub to adult Mark traced the subtleties of the bear, at once magnificent, endearing and at times fearsome. Most recently his travels have been to Africa, where he has joined researchers and rangers to explore the uniqueness of the fauna there. At first his focus fell on the life of the Elephants and most recently it has all been about the Lions. 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

 

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