Painting the Ice Bear: A Visual Investigation of Polar Bears

Painting the Ice Bear: A Visual Investigation of Polar Bears

by Mark Adlington


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Fascinated from the outset by all things wild, Mark Adlington has travelled the globe, seeking out, observing and painting many of the rarest, most breathtaking animals on the planet. Combining intensive onsite work and preparation with countless subsequent hours in the studio creating his images, Adlington has become one of the most popular wildlife painters working today.

This stunning quarter bound edition brings together more than one hundred of Adlington's images of polar bears, following the world s largest land predator from cub to maturity both above and below the water. The product of countless trips to wildlife reserves in northern Europe and the frozen expanses of the Arctic, these images are engaging and powerful in equal measure, as Adlington brilliantly conveys the many, and often contrasting aspects of this most charismatic of animal icons.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910787366
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Adlington is a London based artist who travels extensively in search of the wildlife which has been his principal obsession since early childhood. He works extensively on site before returning to the studio to try and recreate the immediacy of his responses to the animals using various and often mixed media. He exhibits regularly in London and abroad, and occasionally works to commission. He is represented by the John Martin of London Gallery in Mayfair, and by the Bridgeman Art Library. Adlington's work is bought by collectors worldwide. His otter watercolours were used in Unicorn's bestselling centenary edition of Gavin Mawell's Ring of Bright Water. Adlington's images have the second highest number of downloads from Bridgemans website. 

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