John-Mark Gleadow received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1999 and has become renowned for his skill as a draftsman and his ability to create hyper-realistic oil paintings. Since then, he has gone on to garner various awards, solo shows and grants and has been met with commercial success in the numerous galleries carrying his work from coast to coast in the United States and beyond.
With his mastery of the medium, draftsmanship and use of paint, his trademark use of vibrant colors has come to the fore – an element of his work made the more fascinating due to his own colorblindness.
Gleadow’s most recent series fuses the centuries old theme of painting book spines with his love of doing figurative work. This has allowed him to broaden the thematic horizons of his paintings.