Having grown up on the Coromandel Coast Adele went on to graduate with a Diploma in Graphic Design from Auckland Technical Institute and began work as a Designer and Art Director in the Advertising and Publishing Industries. She lived and worked in Sydney for many years, returned to New Zealand to live and in 2005 began painting full time as the demand for her work increased.
Adele’s landscape work is best described as Contemporary Realism. Working only in oils, capturing a moment of light, adding detail to create atmosphere, making the viewer feel they are actually there. The moment is gone in an instant, but the image left on the canvas leaves us with a feeling of place
Each new painting brings new challenges, representing the places visited and the impressions that they have left upon her. Always with the view of returning to these places, but excited about what is waiting around the next corner. While wishing to consolidate her present work, Adele is mindful that
there are other directions of art yet to discover.
Adele’s work can be found in Private and Commercial collections here and overseas.