Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dee Adams

Dee Adams is a painter whose work resonates with me so deeply I'm not sure I can put it into words. Indeed, it may be a disservice to try and intellectualize it. It needs to be felt.

See what I mean? On Dee's website she refers to her art as "contemporary, minimalist, abstract." I feel a kinship with her because she is obsessed with simplicity and perfection.

Her work may appear simple, but it is not easy. I understand the painstaking precision that goes into trying to make a simple, flat painting with not a line out of place. In fact, many of my multi-layered paintings (even though a lot of fun) are done because an attempt at perfection failed and I am left with no choice but to layer on the paint. It is my flat paintings that are done correctly the first time - that I enjoy aesthetically the most. The others are merely means for experimentation. Unfortunately, I only like maybe 1 out of 10 of my paintings.

So, even though Dee's paintings are simple, they are not easy. Indeed, they are quite skillful. I adore them so that I had trouble selecting only a few to post.

As if it's not enough that the girl rocks a canvas, she is one hot mama too.

And she is skilled at display. I featured her amazing glass collection, lovingly arranged by color, in a previous post, here. I think this girl just may be the golden goose. I would love to see her design rugs too.

When I win the lottery, I will have several of Dee's paintings in my modern, cleanlined, white, prefab ranch home. See more of Dee's work at her flickr set here, her blog is here and her website here. Dee, you go girl! xxoo


Anonymous said...

Is it fair to say that I now have a crush on you?! Peggy thank you for the kind words and for TRULY understanding my work. I would be HONORED if you let me do a piece for you... no strings attached. :) Dee-

Peggy said...

Hi Dee!

I'm so glad you liked the post. Omigosh, how exciting to pick out a painting. Now to just decide, I love them all....


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