The Art of Joe Adams

Graphite Drawings, Water Colour on Paper and Oil on Canvas
Joe Adams explores nature based abstract constructs with unique gestural mark making.
Observations within our ocean's coastal tidal zone provide inspiration and focus.
Biomorphic entities evoking marine flora and fauna are rendered with geological textures and dramatic light.
Surrealistic environs exhibiting anthropogenic impact and the raw power of nature evolve on paper and canvas.
At the soul of each artwork, is the profound essence of music and dance.




Combining science and art to engage communities is raising ecological awareness and dialog.
This dialog is igniting a collaborative process that supports vital environmental and educational issues.
Joe is developing exhibitions and programs with Stanford's Hopkins Marine Sation to help in this cause
and raise funding for Marine Initiatives and help the scientists and artists involved.

Contact Joe Adams:
Meet Joe at his New Art Studio on Cannery Row in Monterey, CA - call for appointment.
Phone: 503.369.6996
Email: joe@joeadamsart.com


3 New Projects in 2017:

NUMBER 1

"Sun Stone" Sculpture commission for Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Luxury Hotel in Big Sur, CA

Joe Adams sculpts 1600 Lb. limestone "Sunburst" that rotates on a concrete base within a Meditation Circle.
4 boulders are set on the cardinal directions and 8 redwood logs complete the circle or Medicine Wheel.
This project was completed in 18 days, 8 days before Ventana Big Sur was reopened 10-20-2017.
Enjoy this 2 1/2 minute production video showing the entire project.





NUMBER 2

Graphite Drawing Mural commission for lululemon athletica

This commission kicks off a new international initiative by lululemom athletica that supports local art
and interaction with local culture and community.

"We chose you (Joe Adams) specifically for your original and thought provoking style after reviewing
many Monterey area artists online"
Samantha Phillips and the lululemon athletica Design Team

The mural is located in the new lululemon athletica retail store at the Del Monte Center, Monterey, CA.
Permanently mounted on wall and ceiling panels, the mural is 8 x 8 feet.
Completed in 17 hours, 3 days before the grand opening 10-20-2017. (See the 3 photos below.)









NUMBER 3

Richard Rowland's "Plane Tree" Mural commission
for CMH-OHSU Knight Cancer Collaborative in Astoria, OR

Joe Adams assisted Richard Rowland, in part, on drawing the mural design, sculpture, mold making,
art production planning and helped cut and stack wood in 2016 and 2017. This is an 8 x 10 foot anagama kiln,
wood fired, ceramic sculptural tile mural - possibly, the largest and most complex produced to date.
This project took Richard a year and half to complete and a community of people helped.
Here is the process broken down into 5 parts:
1.) Richard's initial design, preparation and materials research. 2.) Production of the artwork.
3.) Gathering, cutting and stacking 30 cords of wood. 4.) 3 kiln firings, each firing is a 2 week procedure.
5.) Mounting the sculptural ceramic tiles and mural installation.
(Production video and more info will be coming soon. See the 2 photos below.)







Portfolio: The Graphite Drawings



Number 46, 2015, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 52 x 84 inches.
Mounted with magnets to a 1/16th inch thick sheet of steel 60 x 90 inches.





Number 36, 2014, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 52 x 84 inches.
Mounted with magnets to a 1/16th inch thick sheet of steel 60 x 90 inches.





Number 42, 2015, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 20 x 28 inches.





Number 41, 2015, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 20 x 28 inches.





Number 39, 2015, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 20 x 28 inches.





Number 37, 2014, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 22 x 26 inches.







Tree Form Commission, 2014, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 74 x 30 inches.
Artwork was commissioned to hang with Number 19.





Number 19, 2012, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 26 x 40 inches.





Drawing for Chance, 2012, graphite on paper, 30 x 44 inches.





Number 14, 2012, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 26 x 40 inches.





Number 13, Bellarine, 2012, graphite on hot press water colour paper, 18 x 22 inches.





Number 12, 2012, graphite on rough water colour paper, 22 x 24 inches.





Number 10, 2012, graphite on paper, 30 x 44 inches.





Number 7, Elephancy, 2012, graphite on rough water colour paper, 16 x 20 inches.





Number 6, Phalora, 2012, graphite on paper, 22 x 26 inches.





Number 5, Orcalia, 2012, graphite on paper, 22 x 26 inches.





Number 3, Avarius, 2012, graphite on paper, 30 x 44 inches (sold).





Number 2, Brunsveld, 2011, graphite on paper, 30 x 44 inches.





Number 1, Kamilapede, 2011, graphite on paper, 22 x 26 inches.



Drawings from the Archives:



Infray, 2010, graphite on paper, 40 x 28 inches.





Abstract #5, 1999, graphite on paper.




Skullkat, 1993, litho crayon and graphite on paper, 39 x 23 inches.





Abstract #3, 1988, graphite on paper.




Abstract #7, 1987 graphite on paper.





Harlequinact, 1986, graphite on paper, 25.5 x 33 inches.



Contact Joe Adams:
Email: joe@joeadamsart.com
Phone: 503.369.6996

Joe Adams will help you with the following:
- Purchase art from this site or commission new artwork.
- Collaborate on a project.
- Use content from this site.
- Editorial or biographical information.
- Individual and small group art workshops.

Commission Dog Art - Link to Dog Portraits by Joe Adams collaborating to fund Dog Rescue work in OR and CA:
www.realdogart.com


Back to Top