Sunday, 14 July 2013

John Adams


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Born in 1975 in Johannesburg South Africa, where his Dad first taught him the wonders of the art. Throughout his schooling he wanted to specialize in art and with the advent of democracy into South Africa was then able to go to the National School of Art where he completed his final 2 years of schooling, majoring in art, photography, printing, history of art and drawing.

In 1994--‐1998 he studied and completed industrial design at a technikon in Johannesburg but found it hard to get employment in that field and thus worked for an H.P. printer dealer as a technician, while at the same time painting away at home after work. At first wildlife, portraits and landscape commissions kept him very busy, with paintings going to customers in Australia, New Zealand and also many in South Africa. Just as he was planning to paint full time, his wife got an offer to work in Ireland resulting in them moving there in 2001. 

Fortunately he has been blessed in working as a full time artist and spreading his wings. His first collection of paintings were all based on African wildlife and the wonderful tribes. This was followed by a string of commissions for more wildlife by a collector in Wicklow.  

His passion in art itself, is having a piece of his soul portrayed through whatever subject matter he is using in the artwork. Be it  landscape, abstract, realism or anatomy he has always extended himself to the point of being transparent before the viewer. The mediums he paints in are mixed, ranging from enamels, oils, acrylics, metal dusts and tealeaves. 

The degree to which colours has been used in nature challenges him extremely and this in itself has spurred him on to look at colours in a different light altogether. Many of his artworks have been influenced by impressionist colour theory, which of pointillism of Suerat and Pissaro has driven him to focus more intensely on colour. Most of his latest paintings are landscapes inspired by a view movements. One is The Hudson River School of painters. 

Atmosphere and the splendor or nature is most clearly seen in there art and it is this which inspired me. 

To envisage our existence without art is not to envisage human existence at all.

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