Adam’s “Garden within a Flower” series and the “Rhapsody” series of work were inspired by Dutch seventh-century flower paintings.

“I visited Birtley House in Surrey in mid-winter. A huge yew hedge appeared like a black canvas and I saw this as a backdrop for bright, intensely coloured work.” In this digital world, where we can recreate colour and imagery it is difficult to imagine a seventeenth century world without spotlights, where a painting of tulips and roses against a dark background was lit by candlelight and those intense colours were perceived as extraordinarily resonant.

  • Fantasy Vase

    Fantasy Flower Vase