‘The one thing necessary for a work of art is that it should bring with it the fertilising seed to come to flower in the beholder’s mind’.

L Binyon, on Kano School

Adele, who currently lives and works in Gloucestershire UK,  completed a Fine Art Degree in Printmaking at Brighton Art College between 1982 and 1986.  In 1992 Adele completed her teacher training at Reading University and lived in Dorset and South Pembrokeshire, Wales before returning to the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands with her family.  Adele is a member of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, London, CLAS, the Letter Exchange and GLA in Gloucester. Adele runs workshops and courses, please contact for details.


2019 Studied with Thomas Ingmire & Ewan Clayton, Berlin

2019 Lucienne Day Workshop - GLA, Gloucestershire

2019 Made by Hand, Cheltenham - Calligraphy Workshop

2019 New Brewery Arts, Cirencester - Calligraphy for Beginners course

2018 Jersey Library, Jersey Festival of Words - Calligraphy Workshops

2018 SSI Advanced Training Graduate, Imperial College, London

2018 Studied with Ewan Clayton in Brighton

2017 to-date Studies with Gaynor Goffe and Ann Hechle

2017 Jersey Festival of Words, Calligraphy Workshops

2017 Molton Brown, Jersey C.I.

2017 Studied with Tom Kemp in Japan

2015                       Skipton Open Studios, Jersey C.I.

2015                        Imprint exhibition, Jersey Arts Centre

2015                       Street Wisdom Workshop, Jersey

2015                       CCA Galleries International –  Art Workshops

2014                       Advanced Training Scheme – SSI, London

2014                       100 Names calligraphy commission – Harbour Gallery

2014                       Skipton Open Studios, Jersey – Dolmen Series Exhibition

2014                       CCA Galleries International – Workshops

2014                       Art Labs with Nissa Nishikawa

2013                       Skipton Open Studios, Jersey

2012                       Rivington Scholarship – International Calligraphy in Moscow

2012                       Open Studios – Jersey

2009                       Rockpools exhibition – ‘Moments in Time’, Jersey Arts Centre

2001 to 2013       Art Workshops – Jersey Arts Centre/Jersey Heritage Sites

2000                       Perceptions 3,  Jersey

1999                       J J Fox, Jersey Arts Centre

1998                       Adele Dark & Charlotte Cortazzi, Pembroke

1997                       Open Studios , S Pembrokeshire

1996                       Poole Printmakers, Dorchester Museum

1996                       Poole Printmakers, Salisbury Arts Centre

1995                       BT Open Printmakers Exhibitions, Poole

1995                       Poole Printmakers, Beadales Gallery

1995-6                   Art Workshops – Poole Museum Service