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, May 15, 2019

You’re invited…

"Waterlily #2", 2019. Oil, gouache on panel, 12x12"

...to the Weyrich Gallery's special "Meet & Greet" event this Saturday afternoon, May 18, from 1-3pm.

I'll be present for the event to answer questions and give a short talk at 1:30pm about my exhibit, "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited", currently on display this month at the Gallery. Additionally, tea master Mark Foster, who just returned from a trip to Japan, will host a tea tasting at 2:30pm. The "Meet & Greet" event is free and open to the public. 

It should be a fun and interesting afternoon. Hope to see you there!

The Weyrich Gallery is located at 2935-D Louisiana Blvd NE, (at Candelaria) in Albuquerque. The exhibit can be viewed through May 31 during regular gallery hours: Tues–Fri, 10:30–5:30 / Sat 11–5:30. 

Additional images of Carol's work can be seen online here. 

Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

A Wonderful Opening....Thank you!

Opening Night, May 3, 2019 at Weyrich Gallery. Photo credit: Valerie Tibbetts
Thank you to all the friends and visitors who came to last night's opening reception of my exhibit, "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited" at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. I so very much appreciate all the support and kind words about my paintings. The show continues through May 31, so if you weren't able to get by the Gallery last night, there's still plenty of time to see the exhibit. 

And to those who live around the country who sent me texts, emails, and phone calls: As we say in New Mexico, "Muchas Gracias."

Text and Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Friday, May 3, 2019


"Kimono Swing #1" 2019, oil, mixed media on panel, 24 x 24". (Photo credit: Margot Geist)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Ready for the Opening!

Weyrich Gallery, an installation view: "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited"
"In a Japanese Garden, Revisited" opens tomorrow (Friday, May 3) at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. Valerie and Gary have done a beautiful job setting up my exhibit. I am so grateful!

I hope everyone who comes to see the show tomorrow evening or during the month of May enjoys this creative endeavor. 

Text and Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Happy May Day!

"Earth Sun Rain", 2019. Mixed media on panel, 12x12"
Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sneak Preview #4...And help from an Art Friend

"Rose Petal Kimono", 2019. Mixed media, rose petals on panel, 20x16. (Photo credit: Margot Geist)

Saturday afternoon I finished up all the framing and wiring and delivered 24 pieces of art to the Weyrich Gallery for my exhibit "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited.". Ahhhhhh....now I can relax a bit until this Friday evening's opening from 5-8:30pm.

Although most colors in the pink family are not ones I use very often, I love the color of the background on this painting. It's called Persian Rose, a Williamsburg Handmade Oil pigment made by Golden Paints. 

But when I was deciding which hue to choose, I thought of my friend Annabelle Meacham, an artist who lives and works in Memphis, TN. Annabelle is a bold colorist, and it came to my mind, "What color would Annabelle choose?" I grabbed the Persian Rose and painted it in. Perfect! 

Thank you, Annabelle, for being an inspiration for this painting!

(You can see more of Annabelle's work at LRoss Gallery.)
Text and Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sneak Preview #3

"Kimono (with Bell and Horse)", 2019, mixed media & collage, 12x12
Last summer I experimented with acrylic pour paintings, starting with a 2-hour workshop at our local Artisan's Art Supply store. It was a lot of fun and I did several more pour paintings in my studio—one which became the kimono image posted today.

This piece will be included in my upcoming "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited" exhibit, opening next Friday, May 3, at Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque. If you're in town, please come by to see the show.
Text and image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sneak Preview #2...and Happy Spring!

"Spring Kimono", 2019, mm on rice paper mounted on panel, 12x12"
Such a lovely day in New Mexico it has been: sunny, warm, with lilacs blooming, irises ready to burst forth, and little rose buds forming. 

In honor of the day and the season I'm posting "Spring Kimono", another painting to be including in my May exhibit, "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited" opening Friday, May 3, at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque.

Happy Spring to all!
Text and Image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Sneak Preview ....Revisiting a Japanese Garden

Original: White Blossoms & Clematis, 2019, mixed media on panel, 12x12"  (Photo Credit: Margot Geist)

In just a a couple of weeks, my new exhibit "In a Japanese Garden, Revisited" will open at the Weyrich Gallery in Albuquerque.

Today's image—White Blossoms & Clematis—is the piece I selected for the postcard invitation announcing the opening on Friday, May 3, 5-8:30pm.

Once again, this body of work presents a variety of of kimonos and flowers inspired by Japanese forms and sensibility. 

In many of the paintings the kimono shape mergers with its surroundings of flowers and foliage to express the ideals of beauty and harmony of "Man in Nature". In other pieces, design and traditions from other cultures are melded as a purely abstraction fusion of decorative imagery.

Of course, the ultimate goal is Beauty.

Text and image ©2019 Carol L Adamec. All rights reserved.