ADELMAN FINE ART
in San Diego
When embarking upon a project, do you preplan your entire endeavor or do you simply follow where your inspiration takes you?
I usually have an initial idea of where I would like a painting to go but as soon as I start painting it takes on a life of its own and guides me through creation until it's finished.
Do you create with an intent to send a message to your audience?
My goal always is to recreate nature as I feel a deep spiritual connection with nature. I don't have a specific message because I am myself drawn into the process as my paintings evolve but I hope that they will give the viewer peace and comfort.
Do you think there is a driving force that inspires you?
I feel like there is a spiritual force that works through me and guides me through each painting.
If you hadn't chosen to be an artist, what would your alternate field in life have been?
I didn't really choose to be an artist. I was just overcome by creating art at an early age and I couldn't stop it. Feeling the freedom in creation drives me always.
Have you ever been faced with negative feedback? How was this reflected in your work, if at all?
Art brings out emotions in people and everyone is different. Negative feedback does not bother me since it's not a reflection of my emotions when I painted the piece.
What actions do you do to get into your creative zone in your studio? (Listen to music, meditate, indulge in anything, etc…)
I am a big jazz fan and I listen to it all day long in my studio.
What is the most interesting thing you’ve learned about yourself through one of your paintings?
That any obstacles can be overcome just by taking focus away from them for a while and revisiting them with a fresh mind after a day of concentrated painting.
Are there any other creative channels you use to express yourself?
Yes, I really love photography.
What is the best advice that you have been given?
Stay in the studio until it's awesome.