About The Artist

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Hello! I am a fine arts painter, with a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My primary painting medium is oil and alkyd, and mostly I work in a representational style. My greatest challenge as a painter is to capture the effect of light; and my greatest joy as a painter is to accomplish that. Many thanks to those readers who have been following this blog since Day 1 (May 19, 2008). To those who are visiting for the first time today...Welcome, and thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

See the exhibit online...

SOLD! "Garden Diptych I", 2017, mixed media on rice paper.
Last Friday night's opening for "Movers and Shakers" at the New Mexico Cancer Center was great! I sold the artwork shown above and enjoyed conversations with dear friends and new acquaintances. To all who came by and said "Hello," I appreciate your support. Thank you!

The entire exhibit is posted online and can be viewed here: A Gallery With a Cause. The exhibit continues through May 19 and can be viewed by contacting Alexandria Tavarez, (505) 828-3791 or alexandriat@NMCCfoundation.org.

I plan to revisit the exhibit myself, so see all the wonderful artwork by the 20 other artists in the show. It's quite a feast for the eye.

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"Garden Diptych I"©2017 Carol L. Adamec. All rights reserved

Friday, March 2, 2018

Whatcha doing Saturday night?

Invitation to Harwood Open Studios, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 5-8pm
I'm getting ready to go to tonight's opening reception for Movers and Shakers exhibit at the NM Cancer Center (see my last post on Feb 27); and thought I'd better post this invitation for tomorrow night's Harwood Open Studios. (Yes, it's a busy weekend!)

So come on down to the Harwood Art Center at 1114 7th NW (at Mountain Road) between 5 and 8pm and enjoy an evening of art, exhibits, installations, music, refreshments, and food trucks. This is the Harwood's community celebration called "Encompass", and  it's always a big night for the Harwood studio artists, collectors, buyers, enthusiasts, and lookers.

My studio is S-5, upstairs on the South Wing. Come thru the South Gallery and duck around the fun, colorful floating fish that the kids made. I'll be there!

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

You're Invited...



I am one of 21 artists in this exhibit "Movers and Shakers" at the New Mexico Cancer Center's Gallery With a Cause. The exhibit opens this Friday, March 2, with an opening reception from 5:30-8:30pm, at the Center, located at 4901 Lang Ave NE in Albuquerque. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. Parking is plentiful and free, and light refreshments will be served.

I am very pleased to have 25 artworks in the show, and to be among so many fine artists included in this exhibit curated by Regina Held.

Come and enjoy the evening!

The exhibit continues through May 19, 2018, and may be viewed by appointment by contacting Alexandria Tavarez via email: alexandriat@nmccfoundation.org or by calling 505.828.3791. The exhibit may also be viewed online at GalleryWithACause.org

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day!

"Hearts and Flowers #4", 2018. Mixed media on rice paper.

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Ti Plant in Moonlight

"Starry Night in the Garden #3", 2018, mixed media on rice paper, 14"x11"

Yes, I do "re-use" and reinvent images, to see what other possibilities can result. So this version of the ti plant is set in the garden at night. 

I LOVE moonlight as a light source, working in all those luscious blues, greens, and cool colors--and of course, making little silver metallic dots for stars!
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Now Showing...


Left: "Elena Gallegos, Autumn", oil on panel, 5"x7"
Center: "Bear Canyon", mixed media, 10x8"
Right: "The Quiet Place" oil on panel, 6x8"
I did the paintings pictured above en plein air a few years ago and was very pleased to have all three  accepted for exhibit at the Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith Blvd SE in Albuquerque, in the "Sandia Mountain Art Show." The Sandias on the east side of Albuquerque are a favorite subject for many artists in this area--for writers and poets, too! So this was a popular exhibit for artists and viewers alike. The opening reception was Friday, but the show continues through February 24.
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Thursday, February 1, 2018

New and Improved...

"Tea House Bouquet", 2018. Mixed media on rice paper, 10x8 framed.
From the series, In a Japanese Garden.
This is another "re-do" of a piece I did awhile back. The colors are much more vibrant and application of the color pencil more "painterly." Who knows...maybe I'll do this in oil one of these days.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Gift to Love...



I just received this gift from my sister in the mail yesterday...a book of haiku with lovely Japanese prints. My favorite kind of book: mostly pictures and not too much text. Thank you, Dear Sister!
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Friday, January 19, 2018

"Coming Spring" Kimono

"Coming Spring Kimono", 2018, mixed media on rice paper, 14"x11" framed.

My first new artwork of 2018 is dedicated to all those folks in places with icy cold, snow, and wintry weather. Keep warm! Take heart! Spring will come.
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