Adele Pound Art


Adele is a wildlife artist and keen birdwatcher based in County Down. She creates drawings, paintings, digital art, graphic stories and paper art, all with a wildlife theme.


Adele studied fine art, painting at Winchester School of Art where she dismayed her tutors by insisting on painting wildlife. The inspiration for all her work is the natural world. Central to this is her ongoing practice of drawing from life. Whether making field trips to Strangford Lough to draw wintering birds through a telescope or clipping magnifiers to her glasses to study insects in her garden, she still insists on drawing wildlife.

Adele has been has been supported with awards and bursaries from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Ards and North Down Borough Council and the Society of Wildlife Artists. She has taken part in numerous artist’s residencies. Many of these have been wildlife focussed, such as the John Busby Seabird Drawing course and the Ayatana Research Residency “Parliament of Owls” in Quebec, Canada.

It is this careful study, observation and research that enables Adele to design her paper art creations. Immediately recognisable species are depicted through the use of simple shapes and colours. She always strives to conjure up an elegant solution to the problems that arise during each design creation. Each design is a learning process that expands Adele’s self taught paper engineering skills, and reveals new ideas and possibilities for the next design.

Where to Buy My Work

Craft NI Gallery, Royal Avenue, Belfast

The Craft Room, Comber ,Co Down

The Kingfisher Craft Gallery , Killyleagh, Co Down

Scorched Earth, Belfast


  • Events
  • Commissions / Workshops / Private bookings

Demonstration: Garden Show Ireland

making paper Birds Demonstration in the Craft Pavillion

Sunday 18th June 1 – 3 pm


Workshop: Making a Paper Bird decoration

Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtwonards

Tuesday 1 August 7pm – 9pm


Craft Fair: Creative Peninsula Craft In the Square

Friday 4 August 4pm – 9pm

Conway Square, Newtownards


Demonstration: Alfresco Art Paper Bird Making Demonstration

Sunday 6 August 12pm – 2pm

The Courtyard, North Down Museum


Workshop: Making a Paper Bird decoration

Island Arts Centre, The Island, Lisburn

Saturday 19 August 10.30 am – 12.30 pm


Craft Fair: North Down Craft Collective Art and Craft Fair

The Court House

16 Quay Street, Bangor BT20 5ED

Sunday 20 August 2023

11.30am – 4.30pm


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