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Adam Shaw Studio

Sonoma, CA

"Bold and Beautiful Paintings Available as Original Work or Archival Prints. With a wide variety of pricing options now anyone can start their own personal art colection."
Adam Shaw was born in New York City. He has been painting his entire life and began working with oils in the mid 1970’s. His work is in many corporate and private collections in the United States and Europe. He was educated in the Renaissance tradition, receiving a B.A. in Classics, with a minor in Russian and Italian. In 1979 and 1980 he lived in Italy, in Florence and Urbino, studying art history. In 1981 he moved to San Francisco to pursue a Master’s degree in Poetics. Following that he became a physician and was in private practice for 14 years. He has taught workshops and lectured at numerous institutions, including Palmer College and the College of Marin. He has published a number of his own poems and has translated poetry from Latin, Russian and Italian.
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I usually work on an entire body of work at once. In a given day I may work on 6 or 7 pieces. I might work on one piece for an hour, another piece for 15 minutes, and another piece for 2 or 3 hours, and so on. When I go into the studio time disappears. I forget to eat, I even forget go to the bathroom. I usually work for long periods of time, hours, until I realize that I'm starving and exhausted. And need to go to the bathroom."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"I want my work to cut through the inner chatter of the mind and bring viewers into the awe of the present moment."
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"One day my dealer called me and said, "There's a woman at the gallery and she's dancing in front of one of your paintings. She wants to know if I can give her your number. Is it OK?" "Sure." I said. We met and wound up falling crazy in love with each other."
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