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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: Justin Mark’s carefully observed drawing ‘Coming of Age’ shows two young lions grown in confidence, body size, and overall maturity. His sensitively drawn piece portrays two lion brothers, quickly approaching the age in life where they will be exiled from their family pride to fend for themselves, in one of nature’s most pivotal ‘coming of age’ moments.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Justin Mark has always had an interest in wildlife, particularly African wildlife. In 2019 he travelled to Zambia in the hope of seeing lions in the wild, and South Luangwa National Park did not disappoint, providing him with many close encounters with his favourite species. He has explored a variety of mediums, however he feels most at home with graphite pencils, which allow him to capture the smallest details with the aim of portraying accurate to life depictions of his subjects. Justin has met his favourite wildlife artist, the renowned Robert Bateman, on two occasions and, in his teenage years, Justin was selected as a winner in a National Robert Bateman Art Contest directed specifically at youth. More recently, he was selected as a finalist in the 2022 DSWF WAY competition and feels honoured to be selected once again in 2023. Justin will be travelling to Kenya’s Lake Nakuru National Park and the Maasai Mara for more inspiration this October.
FRAMED DIMENSIONS: 39 x 42 cm
UNFRAMED DIMENSIONS: 33 x 36 cm
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.