Growing up on the edge of the Peak District National Park, combined with a period in Cornwall, has dealt Adam a lifetime of naturally inspiring landscapes to draw on. From the mizzly greys of the Cornish sea mist to the rusty reds of the Peaks' rugged outcrops, the moody swagger and weather-beaten character of both places run deep in Adam's paintings. Adam works primarily with oil paint, building up layers to form rich textures and balanced compositions. Adding mediums allows Adam to create multiple layers of glazes, giving each piece a unique depth and glow. Layers are rubbed away with instinctive spontaneity – either in part or sometimes entirely – until the desired atmosphere emerges. Never literal depictions of place, Adam’s work explores the landscapes that live on in memory – lending it an intriguing ambiguity. Always open to interpretation, his paintings create an elemental expanse for the viewer to lose themselves in.
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