Marcus Eames

Marcus Eames

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Marcus Eames has always been interested in wildlife and the world around us. His artistic direction hasn’t always been clear. Marcus didn’t pick up a pencil until he was 17 and now, six years on, he runs his own Art and Photography business. When Marcus was younger, he always saw “Art” as the lesson where he could relax and talk to friends, not to display his thoughts and views on canvas. When Marcus selected Art at A-level, he very quickly became passionate about what he was creating.

After school, Marcus was unsure about his career path but he knew that he wanted to work with wildlife in some form. Marcus travelled for a year, commencing with time at a breeding centre for big cats in Kent, and then working with rescued, mistreated and abandoned wildlife in Uganda and Ecuador.

Since the age of 7, Marcus has been taking pictures of wildlife at zoos, on holiday and even in the garden. With his photography, Marcus always tries to capture an expression and the subjects’ personality. Marcus hopes that by doing so, that the viewer would empathise, and feel a connection with the subject. He attempts to do the same with his art. Animals that Marcus has worked with inspire many of his drawings. He wants to show the viewer that animals share more with us than just the planet. By drawing the animals in human clothing and settings, Marcus hopes the viewer will be better able to appreciate the synergy between all living beings.

The first step to ensuring change is to engage in open discussion, which Marcus hopes to provoke through his art.

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