John-Mark Gleadow had already achieved gallery representation by the time he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1999. Renowned for his skill as a draftsman and ability for creating 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. His 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.