Mark Coreth


Mark Coreth was born in London in 1958 and was immediately dispatched to the family farm in the Kenyan highlands where the Equator ran through the house. Black and white Colobus monkeys leapt amongst the branches in the trees behind the house where leopard and cheetah also lived. This idyllic childhood fostered Mark's early and continuing passion for wildlife.

After prep school in Kenya, Mark attended Ampleforth and on leaving joined The Blues and Royals, serving with the Regiment as a regular officer. He has spent time in England, Cyprus, Germany, Ireland and the Falkland Islands during the 1982 hostilities. On his return to England he was commissioned to make a silver sculpture of his regiment's drum horse "Belisarius", for the Warrant Officer's Mess and later a second cast in bronze became the Household Cavalry's wedding present to The Duke and Duchess of York; his first commission, a taste of many more to come in the following years.

Whilst Mark has had no formal art training his ability is based quite simply on dedication and hard work coupled with an acute and perceptive eye, drawing heavily on experiences gained during his early years in Kenya. Mark's sculptures reflect his instinctive understanding of the moods of the animals he sculpts. He works with extraordinary speed, if the original plasticine or clay fails to speak to him within a couple of hours Mark destroys it and starts again. His trademark loose, impressionist surface and incredible knowledge of the beasts he sculpts helps him capture violence, speed, tranquility and pathos with deceptive ease and he is now internationally recognized as a master sculptor of the animal in motion.

As well as his regular one-man shows at Sladmore Contemporary, Mark shows regularly in Paris and New York. His many monumental commissions include a lifesize piece of two Cheetahs in a tree for the ruling family in Dubai, a lifesize figure for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Leaping Deer and Ram in the City of London and a massive 50 piece fountain at the Natural History Museum. His most spectacular commission to date has been an enormous 16 foot high life-size charging elephant, the subject of a half hour documentary on the Discovery Channel.

Following a visit to the Arctic in 2010 he determined to bring home the fragility of the eco-system through his sculpture. He made an enormous bronze Polar Bear skeleton and encased it in a giant block of ice which he then carved in front of the public. This large ice bear was then allowed to melt on site while people touched it, revealing the
haunting skeleton inside. This project has been created in London’s Trafalgar Square and at climate change conferences in Copenhagen and Ottawa and it is planned for other international locations.

His most recent exhibition at the Sladmore contained sculptures from the Arctic and Africa.
Mark Coreth - Leopard Descending 1
Leopard Descending 1
Mark Coreth - Polar bear and cubs
Polar bear and cubs
Mark Coreth - Jaguar bust
Jaguar bust
Mark Coreth - Tiger Busts
Tiger Busts
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard on post
Snow Leopard on post
Mark Coreth - Pheasant
Mark Coreth - Lioness drinking
Lioness drinking
Mark Coreth - Cheetah on post
Cheetah on post
Mark Coreth - Ice Bear
Ice Bear
Mark Coreth - Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox
Mark Coreth - Glass Walking Bear
Glass Walking Bear
Mark Coreth - Polar Bear, nose up
Polar Bear, nose up
Mark Coreth - Sleeping Bear
Sleeping Bear
Mark Coreth - Small Running Cheetah in Glass and Bronze
Small Running Cheetah in Glass and Bronze
Mark Coreth - Polar Bear Plaque
Polar Bear Plaque
Mark Coreth - Bunched up Running Bear
Bunched up Running Bear
Mark Coreth - Cheetah Bust
Cheetah Bust
Mark Coreth - Charging Rhino
Charging Rhino
Mark Coreth - Elephant Procession
Elephant Procession
Mark Coreth - Leopard on a Pillar II
Leopard on a Pillar II
Mark Coreth - Leopard on a Pillar I
Leopard on a Pillar I
Mark Coreth - Warthog
Mark Coreth - Chasing Cheetah
Chasing Cheetah
Mark Coreth - Leopard Bust
Leopard Bust
Mark Coreth - Lion Bust
Lion Bust
Mark Coreth - Caracal chasing Guinea Fowl
Caracal chasing Guinea Fowl
Mark Coreth - Lioness Bust
Lioness Bust
Mark Coreth - Set of 4 Antelope Busts (illustrated in clay)
Set of 4 Antelope Busts (illustrated in clay)
Mark Coreth - Eagle in flight
Eagle in flight
Mark Coreth - Large Galloping Cheetah
Large Galloping Cheetah
Mark Coreth - Bucking Wildebeest
Bucking Wildebeest
Mark Coreth - Standing Donkey
Standing Donkey
Mark Coreth - Bear Bust
Bear Bust
Mark Coreth - Leopard descending II
Leopard descending II
Mark Coreth - Walking Bear
Walking Bear
Mark Coreth - Sleeping Bear
Sleeping Bear
Mark Coreth - Caribou chased by wolves
Caribou chased by wolves
Mark Coreth - Swimming Bear
Swimming Bear
Mark Coreth - Snowy Owl in flight
Snowy Owl in flight
Mark Coreth - Pair of Arctic Terns
Pair of Arctic Terns
Mark Coreth - Gyr Falcon Swooping
Gyr Falcon Swooping
Mark Coreth - Seated Bear, nose up
Seated Bear, nose up
Mark Coreth - Seal on Ice
Seal on Ice
Mark Coreth - Rolling Bear Cub
Rolling Bear Cub
Mark Coreth - Galloping Bear
Galloping Bear
Mark Coreth - Swimming Bear Head
Swimming Bear Head
Mark Coreth - Study for Cheetah and Tommy
Study for Cheetah and Tommy
Mark Coreth - Cheetah Chasing Tommy
Cheetah Chasing Tommy
Mark Coreth - Running Polar Bear
Running Polar Bear
Mark Coreth - Tiger Descent, Medium
Tiger Descent, Medium
Mark Coreth - Study for Galloping Cheetah
Study for Galloping Cheetah
Mark Coreth - Tiger Descent
Tiger Descent
Mark Coreth - Snarling Tiger Bust, Maquette
Snarling Tiger Bust, Maquette
Mark Coreth - Tiger Descent, miniature
Tiger Descent, miniature
Mark Coreth - Walking Tiger
Walking Tiger
Mark Coreth - Stalking Tiger Bust
Stalking Tiger Bust
Mark Coreth - Stalking Tiger, Maquette
Stalking Tiger, Maquette
Mark Coreth - Snarling Tiger Bust
Snarling Tiger Bust
Mark Coreth - Stalking Tiger, Lifesize
Stalking Tiger, Lifesize
Mark Coreth - Albatross in Flight, Maquette
Albatross in Flight, Maquette
Mark Coreth - Seated Tiger
Seated Tiger
Mark Coreth - Small Running Boar
Small Running Boar
Mark Coreth - King Penguins, Swimming
King Penguins, Swimming
Mark Coreth - Albatross in Flight, Lifesize
Albatross in Flight, Lifesize
Mark Coreth - Scorpion Armoured Car
Scorpion Armoured Car
Mark Coreth - Flying Upland Geese
Flying Upland Geese
Mark Coreth - Triumphant Soldier
Triumphant Soldier
Mark Coreth - Pair of Elephant Seals
Pair of Elephant Seals
Mark Coreth - Standing Sheep
Standing Sheep
Mark Coreth - Three Gentoo Penguins
Three Gentoo Penguins
Mark Coreth - Pair of Magellanic Penguins
Pair of Magellanic Penguins
Mark Coreth - Standing Bear Cub
Standing Bear Cub
Mark Coreth - Scratching Bison
Scratching Bison
Mark Coreth - Reclining Bison
Reclining Bison
Mark Coreth - Running Bear
Running Bear
Mark Coreth - Balancing Bear Cub
Balancing Bear Cub
Mark Coreth - Running Bear Cub, lifesize
Running Bear Cub, lifesize
Mark Coreth - Walking Bear Cub
Walking Bear Cub
Mark Coreth - Small Charging Elephant
Small Charging Elephant
Mark Coreth - Grazing Elk
Grazing Elk
Mark Coreth - Bear Cub, maquette
Bear Cub, maquette
Mark Coreth - Condor in Flight
Condor in Flight
Mark Coreth - Elephants at the Waterhole
Elephants at the Waterhole
Mark Coreth - Three Elephant field study
Three Elephant field study
Mark Coreth - Small Running Ostrich
Small Running Ostrich
Mark Coreth - Charging Bull Elephant
Charging Bull Elephant
Mark Coreth - Eurasian Sparrowhawk in Flight
Eurasian Sparrowhawk in Flight
Mark Coreth - Pair of Meerkats
Pair of Meerkats
Mark Coreth - Charging Bull Elephant, Lifesize
Charging Bull Elephant, Lifesize
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard on the Rocks
Snow Leopard on the Rocks
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard Bust
Snow Leopard Bust
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard, Field Study
Snow Leopard, Field Study
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard Grooming
Snow Leopard Grooming
Mark Coreth - Walking Snow Leopard
Walking Snow Leopard
Mark Coreth - Snow Leopard Landing
Snow Leopard Landing
Mark Coreth - Lifesize Leaping Lion
Lifesize Leaping Lion
Mark Coreth - Gorilla
Mark Coreth - Zebra Crossing the Mara River
Zebra Crossing the Mara River
Mark Coreth - Swimming Crocodile Pair
Swimming Crocodile Pair
Mark Coreth - Galloping Hippo
Galloping Hippo
Mark Coreth - Flamingos, Lake Magidi
Flamingos, Lake Magidi
Mark Coreth - Flamingo pair
Flamingo pair
Mark Coreth - Scavengers: Vultures & Hyena
Scavengers: Vultures & Hyena
Mark Coreth - Impala, Female Heard
Impala, Female Heard
Mark Coreth - Impala Spray
Impala Spray
Mark Coreth - Warthog Family
Warthog Family
Mark Coreth - Cheetah Lookout, Lifesize
Cheetah Lookout, Lifesize
Mark Coreth - Elephant Matriarch and Calves
Elephant Matriarch and Calves
Mark Coreth - Study for Charging Elephant
Study for Charging Elephant
Mark Coreth - Grants Gazelle & New Born Calf
Grants Gazelle & New Born Calf
Mark Coreth - Buffalo Pair
Buffalo Pair
Mark Coreth - Pair of leaping Gnu
Pair of leaping Gnu
Mark Coreth - Young Running Gnu
Young Running Gnu
Mark Coreth - Wildebeest Crossing
Wildebeest Crossing
Mark Coreth - Wildebeest and Giraffe migration
Wildebeest and Giraffe migration
Mark Coreth - Study for Cheetah chasing Tommy
Study for Cheetah chasing Tommy
Mark Coreth - Study for Galloping Cheetah
Study for Galloping Cheetah
Mark Coreth - Galloping Cheetah
Galloping Cheetah
Mark Coreth - Cheetah chasing Tommy
Cheetah chasing Tommy
Mark Coreth - Pair of Genet Cats
Pair of Genet Cats
Mark Coreth - Galloping Tommy
Galloping Tommy
Mark Coreth - Leopard Bust I
Leopard Bust I
Mark Coreth - leopard on a Branch
leopard on a Branch
Mark Coreth - Leopard Bust II
Leopard Bust II
Mark Coreth - Lion and Lioness
Lion and Lioness