British Artist, Lily Adele spent her formative years in South Africa, where her admiration for the natural world began to grow. After moving back to England and graduating from Art School, she spent the following years working for an Interior Designer in London. However her desire for creative freedom dominated her thoughts and by 2018, she had set herself up as a freelance artist, juggling commissions, and solo creations for clients across the globe.
Launching with an exhibition, Lily Adele sold her entire collection and went on to accept commissions from clients as far as South Africa, United States, Thailand, Australia, and several countries across Europe. Within her first year, she exhibited her work at Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, London for the duration of Summer 2019.
Lily Adele works full time from her art studio in Lincolnshire, collaborating regularly with Designers and Private Individuals.
Lily Adele has a unique method of deconstructing pieces of material that she rescues from ending up in landfills. Whilst recycling these exquisite fabric samples, she constructs carefully considered portraits of her most beloved creatures- birds.
With a great desire to preserve the beauty she sees in nature, she decided to swap the original canvas for glass. Lily Adele believes that placing these precious and often endangered creatures within a glass case, will remind us of the fragility of our ecosystems, and the beauty built over millennia held within.
Each bird is sealed behind museum glass, offering 99% UV protection, subsequently preserving them for generations to come. The artwork is completed with a contemporary frame, ready for installation.