Adams, Rose

Rose Adams is based in Dartmouth, NS. She holds an M.A. from Carleton University, an MFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an M.Ed from Dalhousie University (1994).

Rose has an extensive exhibition record and was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy in 2006. Her works can be found in the Canada Council Art Bank, Nova Scotia Art Bank, and in many private and university collections. In 2004, she was the Artist-in-Residence in the Memory Disability Clinic at the QEII Hospital in Halifax.

Rose is a regular part-time faculty member in the Foundation Department at NSCAD, and is represented by Secord And Teichert Galleries in Halifax.

Artist Statement

I am exploring ways that science and beauty can interact. Natural history, flowers, birds, wonders of memory and science co-exist in my celebratory paintings and drawings. Glazes of colour and thick grids of paint surround fine drawn lines and painted vignettes.

My current non-commercial work is an investigation of brain imagery and memory. I also have an interest in botanical history and imagery. In my commercial work for Teichert and Secord Galleries, I paint on collaged paper grounds.

Sometimes I work on-site en plain air, and other times I work with historical garden imagery. I revel in the fleetingness of gardens and the pure pleasure of paint.

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