Both a professional painter and a Professor of Art at Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia, Marlin Adams can be found painting alongside his students. He believes that direct observation of the artist painting from life is the fastest way for students to learn, and so combines both his artistic ability and his talent for teaching.
Adams is a graduate of Brigham Young University and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has been a full time painter for a portion of his career and has combined painting and teaching for the past nineteen years (2003). Adams has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, and the American Artist Magazine. He was one of the artists featured in American Artist’s “Oil Highlights Collectors Series,” and also won the portrait competition in The Artist’s Magazine, as well as being a finalist in the categories of landscape, still life and portraiture in that same magazine. Adams’ work hangs in museum collections and private collections throughout the country.
Although Adams sometimes paints landscapes in the studio using color studies and photographic references, he prefers working on location when he has the time. His preference for the outdoors lends itself to his work; Adams has hiked miles, camping overnight, to paint on location and capture a particular view. His passion for and persistence in painting the beauty of nature in plein-air allows those who view his work to experience a sense of awe from the intensified reality in his work.
Born in Mesa, Arizona, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Adams met his wife Margaret at Brigham Young University. They currently live in Thomaston, Georgia, with four of their ten children.
Reference: AskArt.com, communication with the artist