About the Artist
John Adams Artist
Dublin born and adopted son of Cork City, John Adams is a full time professional artist, and active campaigner for the arts.
His painting style veers from representational in a realistic way, to expressionistic, brushstrokes slashing and moving with the flow of the composition, creating a sense of the waves or landscape coming alive. It is within the imagination, and subconscious mind where some
of the strongest paintings come from. There is vibrant colour in all his work and while the themes have changed over the last 10
years he has always maintained a strong connection with nature.
In 2010 John studied landscape painting, and painting the figure
at the Florence Academy of Art, skills are something he believes
are the rock that all good art is built.
There are certain aspects to painting that John prioritizes as
being vital, depth, light, composition, and beauty. John often has
a message in his work, sometimes political, other times very
personal. Coming straight from the heart this artist believes in
2018 Solo Exhibition The Origin Gallery Dublin
2018 Solo Exhibition Ballymaloe Grainstore
2017 Solo exhibition Skylight Gallery Bandon
2016 Solo show Ciesa Gallery Castelvittorio, Imperia Italy
2015 Solo Show Maritime Gallery Cobh
2014 Group Show Ranelagh Arts Centre.
2014 Solo Exhibition the Cork School of Music.
2013 Group Show Ranelagh Arts Centre.
2013 Solo exhibition the Cork School of Music
Johns paintings are in many prominent collections such as the Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork City Council, The Royal college of Surgeons, Cork City Library, President Michael D Higgins and many more private and public collections.