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I work in both mixed media and photography, each with a different focus.  In my paintings, I use old family and vintage images creating stories that evoke a feeling of nostalgia. I like to take an isolated image and although it is separate, see how it relates to the whole.

My photography looks at nature but through an eye that sees intensified color and transforms the ordinary into the sublime, often in a painterly style that leaves the viewer wondering if it is a painting or a photograph.

​Bio

Ilene studied printmaking and painting in Rome and received a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She has also studied with Milton Glaser at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had many art careers, from designing textiles to creating murals to graphic design and all of these influences show up in her fine art. Her paintings are interesting mixed media, often including photographic images, paint, textural surfaces, gold leaf, yarn and various collage materials. Much of her work is nostalgic using images from childhood or familiar places. Her recent works are a series of colorful and playful large abstracts.

Aside from creating art, for the past 25 years or so, Ilene has had a company called The Marketing Works. Originally a two million dollar company based in Boston, she now works with smaller businesses, doctors, artists and nonprofits developing marketing strategies and branding. She creates logos, collateral materials, websites and overall marketing strategies. (www.IleneAdamsInc.com).

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

Awards, Exhibitions & Associations

Palm Beach State Photography Invitational

The Box Gallery

​RCB Gallery

OSGS Gallery

Palm Beach State College Gallery -3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Artists Guild @ Midtown |Lighthouse Art Center

Lighthouse Arts Center | PhotoNow

Color & Light |The Whitne y |Bruce Helander

A​rtists of Palm Beach County|Lake Park Gallery

Armory Art Center|Student Faculty Show
Dixie Loft

Whole Foods - One Person Show

Lighthouse Art Center|Landscapes|Contempo

JF Gallery - Mediums

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

Wellington Art in Public Places

AmTrust Bank Exhibition

Riverside Bank Exhibition

Zephyr Art Show|Wellington Art Society

Armory Art Center |Student Faculty Show

LK Mix Art Exhibition |Lake Worth FL

Artists Ball | Armory Art Center

Northwood Artwalk  West Palm Beach, FL

Affiliations

Art Synery|Florida Arts Association Board

North Palm Beach Chamber Ambassador

Board Member – Wellington Art SocietyCity of West Palm Beach Cultural Alliance
ArtiG
ras Judge

IDAL (International Decorative Artisans League)
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce
Palm Beach Cultural Council

Artists of Palm Beach County

Board of Friends of Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Lighthouse Arts Artists Guild

Education

HARVARD UNIVERSITY                                         Cambridge, MA Graduate courses in marketing & business                                       
SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS                                             New York, NY   
Courses in advertising and illustration (Milton Glazer)
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, TYLER SCHOOL OF ART            Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design and Advertising

Fine Art/Printmaking
Junior Year Studying in Rome




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