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ARTIST'S STATEMENT 

My artwork encompasses portraits, landscapes, still life, and anything that captures my gaze.

I am fascinated by the intricacies I can depict in my paintings and drawings, breathing life into objects with meticulous detail.

Over time, my focus has centered on capturing details and the current ambiance in my creations.

This pursuit is an ongoing journey of artistic discovery, where I learn from the intentional and unintentional aspects reflected in my work each day.

My ultimate goal is to forge an immediate connection between my art and the viewers, creating a special feeling that fuels my spirit and motivates me to explore new ideas through my work.

BIOGRAPHY 

Adelina Canolli, born in Pristina, relocated to England during her adolescent years, where she currently resides and works.

She pursued her education in Art and Design, specializing in Fine Arts at Arts University in Leeds. Subsequently, she earned a Degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Design from Leeds Becket University.

 

In 2000, Adelina held her inaugural solo exhibition at the Town Hall in Leeds. During the same year, she undertook her first portrait commission, portraying Leeds Lord Mayor Keith Parker.

 

Over the past few years, Adelina has been shortlisted for various prestigious prizes, including 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. She has consistently been shortlisted by UKCPS, receiving the Highly Commended Award Winner for Artistic Excellence.

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