Adam is a lifelong resident of Long Island, New York where the shores and surrounding landscape continue to be a constant source of inspiration. Since an early age, Adam’s creativity was encouraged by his parents and grandparents whose passion for the water and boating often exposed him to breathtaking coastal and nautical scenes. Many of his earliest drawings involved sunsets, water, boats and the beach, and have always possessed an exquisite attention to detail. As he grows older, his love for landscapes continues as does his obsession with technically precise renderings and “architectural” drawings. The execution and process of the creation is just as important as the finished product. It is also important to render the subject in the most accurate way, and bring out subtleties that the viewer might not otherwise notice. Adam incorporates this way of thinking into his landscapes and other fine art. Although this obsession with accuracy is suited more towards architecture and design, he feels the discipline of fine art painting fulfills his deeper need to express his passions and creativity.
Early on, Adam drew inspiration from local genre painter, William Sydney Mount whom he studied during school field trips to area art museums and the former home of the artist. Adam’s interest in realistic art, detail and technique peaked with the discovery of well known photorealist, Richard Estes. Awe struck with the Estes images he saw in New York City galleries and museums Adam was further driven to define his own niche in the art world.
Adam’s appreciation of art history grew and he gained insight from artists he discovered in High School and college. These artists range from the Dutch masters such as Vermeer and Rembrandt, to American painters like Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper and of course, beloved Illustrator, Norman Rockwell. In college he was introduced to the landscape artists of the Hudson River School and more contemporary, technically adept illustrators such as Mark Fredrickson, Tim O’Brien and Michael J. Deas. Adam was particularly intrigued by the insightful portrayal of the people in Norman Rockwell’s images as well as the exaggerated reality created by artists like Mark Fredrickson. It’s these qualities that drive Adam to excel in his own work.
Adam is a graduate of Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, in Syracuse, New York. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in illustration. Adam has accumulated experience in many facets of the art field including freelance illustration work with ad agencies, designers and manufacturers; private commissioned works; as well as graphic design, printing and pre-press print work. For the last fifteen years, his award winning work has appeared in many local, national and international exhibits and shows, printed materials, and publications.
In 2011, Adam, along with his wife Khrystyne, launched Seven Thirteen Creative, Inc., a boutique advertising and design agency, offering a wide range of graphic design and creative services.