Abstract Earth Gallery

SculpturePainting & DrawingFiber and Paper

Deidre Adams

Artist's Statement  ::

My work is an exploration of physical process and materials as well as visual subject matter. Whether I’m working with paints and brushes or fabric and stitches, a sense of joy is always realized in observing the progression from a blank canvas or design wall to an image with shapes, textures, and colors of my own creation. I look for inspiration in the world around me, and I find it in many things —the drama of a stormy summer sky, the quiet beauty of reflections in water, or the weathered surfaces found in an old building.

Most of the time we are so busy just trying to get through the daily rush of our lives, we tend to overlook the beauty in simple, ordinary objects. My challenge is to take something common and turn it into something unexpected through artistic expression.

Pieces by Deidre Adams:

* Some of these artworks may not be for sale.

Biography  ::

Deidre Adams is a painter, photographer, and fiber artist. She divides her time between her passion for making art and her career as a graphic designer. She has been making mixed media and fiber art for over ten years.

Deidre incorporates dyeing, painting, photography, stitching, and collage in her mixed media work, and she likes to experiment with new ways of combining process and techniques, from the traditional to the avant-garde. Her work has been shown in galleries and juried exhibitions, including Quilt National and Visions, and is included in corporate and private collections.

Selected Exhibitions:  ::

2005 Quilt National ’05,Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens,Ohio
2005 Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council,Denton,Texas
2005 Form not Function:Quilt Art at the Carnegie,New Albany, Indiana
2004 Altered Color, Afif Gallery, Philadelphia
2004 Quilt Visions 2004, Celebrating the Art of the Quilt, San Diego
2004 Innovations: New Quilts from the Front Range Contemporary Quilters, Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming
2004 Contemporary Directions in Fiber, Reed Gallery,Denver
2004 Art Strings: Contemporary Fiber,Mariani Gallery, Greeley, Colorado
2004 Fine Focus, juried traveling exhibition, 2004-2005
2003 Elements, juried exhibition, Loveland Museum, Loveland, Colorado; and Exhibits USA traveling show, 2005-2009
2003 Western Material: Front Range Contemporary Quilters,Metropolitan State College of Denver Center for the Visual Arts,Denver
2003 Art Strings: Recent Works,Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado
2002 Potluck invitational, traveling exhibition of art quilts
2002 Quilt Colorado 2002, Estes Park; awarded Best of Show–small and First Place in Art/Innovative–small category
2002 Elements of Nature, 2-person show, Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, Colorado
2001 The Artist and the Quilt, juried exhibition, Fort Collins, Colorado
2001 Expo 2001, juried exhibition, Art Students League of Denver
2001 State of the Craft: Contemporary Interpretations of Tradition, juried exhibition at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts,Madison,New Jersey 2001 The Landscape of the Quilt, juried exhibition,Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado
2001 Art Strings: Contemporary Quilts,Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado