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Adam hosts first exhibit since 2006

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Mary Adam, left, and Joan Kenny.

An exhibition of recent paintings by Mary Adam opened at the Art Society of Trinidad in Federation Park on Tuesday. 

The next day, admirers of Adam’s art were treated with a cocktail reception at the same venue.

Adam was born in Ireland and studied medicine. She has been living in Trinidad since 1973 and started painting and drawing in 1975. 

In the late 1970s her work was shown at several Trinidad Art Society exhibitions. Although she has been participating in group exhibitions for many years and has had two previous solo shows, this is her first major exhibition since 2006.

Adam’s paintings are in private collections locally, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Drawing is the mainspring of her work, usually drawing from life or memory, almost never from photographs. She uses many different media for drawing—crayon, charcoal, lithograph crayon, pen and ink, pencil, pastels, or whatever comes to hand. She approaches painting through preliminary sketches and studies.