Doreen Adams

Doreen Adams - Artist’s Resume/Bio

Email: doreen@creativeartmosaics.com
Website: www.creativeartmosaics.com

Born in rural Scotland in 1948 I happily spent my childhood exploring and connecting with nature. I currently reside in West Hollywood, California.

“Today’s kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world,” says child advocacy expert Richard Louv and author of ‘Last Child in the Woods.’ Through my art I want to reacquaint our children and ourselves with nature and the power of imagination. Adding imagination to our lives liberates us from many of our limitations.

In 2004 I was introduced to the ancient art of mosaics. After extensive research of techniques and materials I gravitated to a Venetian glass called ‘smalti.’ Drawn to its luminosity and vivid colors, I began using the Direct Method to assemble an image, the technique of cutting, laying and gluing the tesserae directly onto a substrate.

Combining my nostalgia for the past, my fascination with nature, my painstaking and instinctual attention to detail and the challenge of making each piece work towards the complete work, I ignited a new found passion and experienced instant success.

Alice in Wonderland must be one of the most celebrated children’s stories of all time written 145 years ago it remains popular to this day. My intent is to finish the series by 2015 which will be the 150th anniversary of this literary masterpiece, to maintain my level of commitment and desire and in doing so continue to delight my audience from beginning to end. My vision to lend a fresh contemporary approach to the characters without losing the feel of time and place, present a colorful fantasy in keeping with the authors original intent. In our world of hustle and bustle and constant bombardment of technology art demands that you slow down and be patient.’

Exhibitions

2011

*Society of American Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Arts International Exhibition 2012 at The Lexington Center Museum and Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 USA
Jurors: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Josh Blanc, Handmade Tile Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
TBA…
The Lobster Quadrille

*Delish, Ciel Gallery’s Grand Reopening Inaugrual Exhibition.
Pam Goode, Ciel Gallery, 128 C East Park Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Hot Dog

*Into The Looking Glass 2012
Dorrie Papademetriou, Director of Exhibitions
The Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Road, Oceanville, New Jersey 082231, USA
Who Are You? Said the Caterpillar

*Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, 435 Alamitos Ave, Long Beach. California, USA
Juror: George Fishman
‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’
3rd Place Award

2010

*Contemporary Mosaic Art 2010: Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
International Juried Show, Juror: JeanAnn Dabb, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Mary Washington, USA
‘Hot Dog’

*Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, 435 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, California, USA
Juror: Sherri Warner Hunter
‘Who Are You? Said the Caterpillar’- 1st Place Award Best in Show
‘Cheshire Cat’

*California Open Exhibition, Long Beach Arts Gallery, 5372 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, California, USA
Juror: Grace Kook-Anderson, Curator of the Laguna Art Museum. California, USA
‘The White Rabbit’

*Exhibition in Print, Mosaic Art Now Magazine, Wakefield, MA, USA
Juror: Scott A. Shields, Ph.D. Chief Curator of the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA
‘The White Rabbit’

*Flights of Fancy, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Juried show sponsored by Pam Goode, Artist/Owner, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
‘Hot Dog’

2009

*Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic, 2nd City Council Art Gallery, 435 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach, California, USA
Juror: Lillian Sizemore
‘The White Rabbit’

*Society of American Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Arts International 2009, San Diego
Museum of Man, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, USA (catalogue)
‘Cheeseburger’ SOLD

2008

*Contemporary Mosaic Art, Ciel Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Juror: Maestro Giulio Menossi, Udine, Italy (catalogue)
‘Frogs’ SOLD
‘Steps’ SOLD

Publications

2012

*Mosaic Art Today, Published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, Atglen, PA, USA
Jeffrey B. Snyder, Editor. Released: June 2012…
Front Cover…”Who Are You?” Said the Caterpillar

*Society of American Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Arts International Exhibition 2012 at The Lexington Center Museum and Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 USA
Jurors: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Professor of Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Josh Blanc, Handmade Tile Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
TBA…
Catalogue…The Lobster Quadrille

2011

*Mosaic Madness – New Art Review Edited by Kathy L. Augustine, MFA
White Rabbit

2010

*Mosaic Art Now Magazine: 2010 Edition, PO Box 2146, Wakefield, MA 01880 • 781-213-3487...info@MosaicArtNow.com
Exhibition in Print, Juror: Scott A. Shields, Ph.D., Chief Curator, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, USA
‘White Rabbit’

*Breakout: Your Pathway to Success, Created by Brit Hammer - Dijcks of Brit Hammer Glass & Art Architectural Installations, Rotterdam, Netherlands
‘White Rabbit’
‘A Curious Game’

2009

“Mosaic Art 5”, Mosaic Yearbook CD 2009, International portfolio of Contemporary Mosaic Art, created by Bill Buckingham of Mosaic Rocks, LLC

2008

*Mosaic Art 4, Front Cover of Mosaic Yearbook CD 2008, International portfolio of Contemporary Mosaic Art, created by Bill Buckingham of Mosaic Rocks, LLC
‘Cheeseburger’

*Mosaic: Finding Your Own Voice, Created by Brit Hammer - Dijcks of Brit Hammer Glass Art & Architectural Installations, Rotterdam, Netherlands
‘The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, ‘Tiger’, ‘Steps’

2007

Mosaic Art 3, Mosaic Yearbook CD, International portfolio of Contemporary Mosaic Art

2006

Mosaic Art 2, Mosaic Yearbook CD, International Portfolio of Contemporary Mosaic Art

Affiliations

SAMA, Society of American Mosaic Artists, PA, USA

BAMM, British Association of Mosaic Artists, England, UK

CMA, Contemporary Mosaic Artists


Portfolio:

MOSAICS 2

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Series

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE “DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”

The 7th mosaic in my Alice series....completed 2013 Juried and entered in the Linus online gallery Nature Speaks, and juried to the live exhibition Silent Communication a collective exhibition in Pasadena California on October 6 - 12th.