|Marlin Adams is a Professor
of art at Gordon College in Barnesville, Georgia where he has taught
art classes for the past nine years. He has been featured in American
Artist magazine and in American Artist's "Oil Highlights Collectors
Series." He has been a winner in "The Artist's Magazine " portrait
competition and a finalist in the categories of landscape, still
life, and portraiture.
Marlin's work hangs in museum collections
and private collections throughout the country. He is represented
by the Altermann & Morris Galleries in Dallas, Houston, Santa Fe,
and Hilton Head.
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 18 years.
Marlin Adams was born in Mesa Arizona and raised in Los Angeles.
His wife Margaret, whom he met at BYU, is from Amarillo. They live
in Thomaston, Georgia with four of their ten children. Their oldest
daughter, Juliene, is married to Randy Webb, a computer programmer:
they now reside in Austin, Texas. Their second daughter, Angela,
is married to Cameron Jensen, also a computer programmer. They reside
in Sharpsburg, Georgia. Their oldest son, Brandt is finishing up
a degree in Industrial Design at the Institute of Technological
Training in Murray, Utah. Neil, is a graduate of Nashville Auto
Diesel College and married to the former Rachel Hale. Caleb is married
to the former Ellen Kane and is a student at Southwestern Michigan
College in Dowagiac. Kayle is attending BYU Idaho.
Marlin paints portraits and still lifes from life in the studio
office or in the classroom studio. He often works alongside his
students, believing that direct observation of the artist painting
from life is the fastest way to learn. Although Marlin sometimes
paints landscapes in the studio using color studies and photographic
references, he prefers working on location. He 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 allows those who view his work to experience the same sense
of awe and intensified reality.