RIP Shirely, this woman was my mentor and inspiration, I am really lucky that I got to know and be friends with such a wonderful and talented person. The art work above is one of my favorite paintings, she was a talented artist. She made jewelry, dolls, paintings, drawings and even sculptures. She lived to be 91 years old and on her death bed was talking about what jewelery she wanted to make; truly a great woman. She created art all her life and died happy because of it, I only wish the same for myself.
Adam Vinson: First Friday Picture Show
Realist PaintingsUsing the styles of trompe l’oeil and contemporary realism, Vinson reflects a balance of contemplation, humor and irony in his work. He believes that, for him, representational painting is the best direct route to forming both a visceral and cerebral connection with the viewer.
He maintains a rigorous exhibition schedule in venues around the country and has been featured in numerous publications including American Art Collector, American Artist, Southwest Art, Stroke of Genius and American Arts Quarterly. In 2009, Vinson was the recipient of the third place award in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.