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Dwayne Adams

Capturing moments with the stroke of a brush.

Dwayne Adams is a watercolor artist residing in Kailua, Hawaii.  He also works in other media such as pastels, pencil, ink, and casein, but finds the “magic of watercolor” to be too fun to let go. His loose, vibrant style includes street scenes and landscapes, as well as portraits and wildlife.

Dwayne was a professional landscape architect in Alaska for over 40 years.  Being of the “old school” when work with the public demanded “on the spot renderings” of concepts, Dwayne developed a deft hand at quick drawings using markers and colored pencils.  That translated nicely into quick loose techniques for rendering people and places.  

For the past 15 years Dwayne has concentrated on watercolor, and travel around the world has provided opportunities to create plein aire and studio paintings of southwest American landscapes, European cities, African wildlife, Vietnamese street scenes, and ancient Philippine rice terraces.  Also, he has created text, images, painting, and provided art production for numerous interpretive panels for locations and subjects including wildlife, geology, and landscape.

Dwayne is a member of the Hawaii Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society, and was a Signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society for a number of years.  His paintings have received awards at juried shows for the Alaska Watercolor Society and the Art for Alaska Parks program.  He also was selected for a juried exhibition at Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo, Colorado. 

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