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My paintings include portraits, landscape and still life and everything else that my eyes can catch. It always fascinates me the ability of capturing the very fine details on my paintings and drawings through which I bring out form and give life to an object. For a very long time I have been focused on capturing details and current ambiance within my drawings and paintings and that I believe will continue to work further for the purpose continuous attraction in artistic discoveries that I deliberately or unintentionally show it on my work from which I learn each day. 

My intent is to create an instant bond between my work and the viewers. When this is achieved it is a special feeling that gives me the spirit and will for more work and new ideas.


Adelina Canolli was born in Pristina and moved to England at adolescent years where she lives and works. She studied Art and Design specialising in Fine Arts at Arts University in Leeds. Followed with Degree in Fine Art and Masters in Design at  Leeds Becket University. 

In 2000 her first solo exhibition took place in Town Hall in Leeds and also at the same year her first portrait commission was of Leeds Lord Mayor (Keith Parker). 

Adelina has been shortlisted for different prizes the past few years including the most recent, 

Sky Portrait Artist of the year, series 8, 2021, ING Discerning Eye 2020, Ruth Borvchard 2019, Artists of the Year 2019 (A&I), Derwent Art Prize 2018, and also has been short listed for few years in a row by UKCPS where she has received the Highly Commended Award Winner for the Artistic Excellence of work. 

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