|Artist's 49 years Profile:
Loren D. Adams, Jr.
Occupation: Visionary Artist, Publisher
Renaissance man, Loren D. Adams, Jr.
Now celebrating 50 years as a professional Visionary Fine Arts Surrealist Innovator…
Born in Linton, Indiana Sept. 28,1945. He developed a profound interest in painting at the age of
9 years old. One of his early original works found it's way into a major retrospective exhibition at
the prestigious R.W. Norton Art Gallery, a Museum of early American, European & Contemporary
Fine Art in Shreveport, Louisiana in February of 1979. He was then the youngest living Artist in
America to have a major Retrospective at a Major Museum. The R.W. Norton Art Foundation,
4747 Creswell, Shreveport, Louisiana
His first public exhibit at Roseville Center Museum, Roseville, California in 1967, was also the
year he quit his day job as an emergency room L.P.N. to devote full time to Art and chase after
his dream to become a master Artist.
Today his beautiful original oil paintings & certified limited editions are in museums and important
collections in nine countries: Australia, Japan, China, Germany, Scotland, England, Canada and
The United States.
Not content to rest on his past laurels, he continues to extend the borders of his creative excellence,
always searching for a finer expression of his ideals. His love of classical music has often caused
him to consider a career as a concert pianist, instead the Art & Music have combined to create a
deeper resonance adding a richer color to both.
His Art-form; Classic Surrealism and Nuclear Mysticism, are very beautiful portals; The Journey
to the City of God "Citadel Divine" AKA The Divine City. The most striking thing about all of his
paintings is the quality of lighting and detail in his shadows. His portrayal of light dancing on the
moving water has set him in a league all by himself.
Mr. Adams says; "In order for any Artwork to be great it must measure up to the standards that
other great Art does measure up to. It must be intellectually stimulating, the composition must
be mathematically perfect, It must be historically significant, have a story important enough to
help widen the planetary cultural base, and above all else it must be well painted."
In the State of California, the Prologue in the Fine Arts Statute in the Civil Code, proclaims Art
to enhance culture and as such is the exact opposite of crime!
As a modern day Visionary Seer and revelator; "Essentially What I do is; read scriptures, all
scriptures and time honored esoteric writings, I have dreams & visions... and then portray them
in a work of Fine Art with the solemn belief that the dreams & visions are the language of The
Holy Spirit" Thus: "Sharing the light ( I have seen ) with the most distant man!"
Founder... Artist Emeritus in residence at Loren Adams Museum of Fine Art
Fine Art Identification… Expert witness
Master-craftsmanship; painting in oils, water colors, tempra,carving, sculpting,
jewelry, custom framing & objet d' art. Publishing, critique & evaluation.
teaching and public speaking.
• Famous Artist Schools, Westport, Connecticut, Art and Illustration
• University of Hawaii Maui College, Maui, Hawaii, Certificate of Fine Arts
Graduated with honors in May 2013 "Outstanding Art Student of the Year"
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, 3.40 GPA
1967 Roseville Municipal Museum, Roseville, California - 1st public exhibition.
1974 Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1974 - 1979.
1979 R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, Louisiana, Retrospective Exhibition.
1979 Vancouver Centennial & Maritime Museum - formal acquisition & exhibition.
1974 Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 1980
1987 Lahaina Gallery, Kapalua, Maui Hawaii July - August 1987.
1987 Lahaina Gallery, Mana Lani Resort, Kona, Hawaii. October 1987
1989 Lahaina Galleries, Front Street, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, October 1989.
1990 Lahaina Gallery, Kapalua, Maui Hawaii, July, August 1990.
1991 Lahaina Galleries, Mana Lani Resort, Kona, Hawaii, July 1991.
1991 - to Present: Artist in Residence at Lahaina Galleries
• 1971 National TTT Art Foundation, Santa Cruz, California.
• 1972 The Western White House, San Clemente, California
Gallery of the Masters of the Future, Coronado, California
At the request of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon.
• 1980 - National Archives Museum, Victoria, British Columbia
The Western Arts Society of B.C.. "founding lifetime member"
• 1987 Lahaina Galleries, Kaanapali Whaler's Villiage, Maui, Hawaii.
• 1988 - Lahaina Gallery, Newport, Beach Meridian Hotel June 1988.
• 1992 Young Presidents Organization (YPO) World Congress,
Grand Wialea Resort, Maui, Hawaii - group exhibit.
With U.S. President Gerold Ford
• 1996 Loren Adams Museum of Fine Art, Maui, Hawaii -
Permanent "on-line" Retrospective Exhibition 1967 to present.
• 2015 Featured Artist - The Amsterdam Whitney Art Gallery
Chelsea, New York March 2015 – Present (6 months)
511 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York, N.Y. With full curatorial
representation of Loren Adams originals through May 1st, 2016
• 1979 The R.W. Norton Art Gallery & Museum, Shreveport, Louisiana.
• 1979 The Cummins Fanin Hall Museum, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
• 1979 Vancouver Centennial and Maritime Museum, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
• 1994 Grace E. Flint Memorial Library, Eugene, Oregon.
• 1991 Certified Limited Edition Portfolio to the permanent collection of
The Balmoral Castle Library, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
• 1996 to present, Loren Adams Studio/Museum of Fine Art, Makawao, Hawaii
Additional Honors & Awards:
• 1980 - The International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England
in the 7th edition of Men of Achievement - Lifetime member
• 2013-14 Inclusion in The original Marquis Who's Who in America
• 1991 - The Saint Andrews Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Artist Donation of Certified Limited Edition: Telos-Mu to the Queen Mother's
Charity - Guest of Honor at The Saint Andrews Society Ball and Auction
Formal Presentation to the Royals; Lord & Lady Dundee of Balmoral Castle,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Followed by pictures and story on the front page
of the Montreal Gazette and letter from The House of Lords
2012 - Honorary Lifetime membership in Covington Who's Who
2013 - Inclusion in Stanford Who's Who - Who's Who in Hawaii
2013 - Covington Who's Who - "Professional of the Year"
2013-14 Inclusion in The original Marquis Who's Who in America
2013-14 The Marquis Who's Who in American Art
2014-15 The Global Directory of Who's Who - Lifetime member
Featured on the home-page of The Global Directory of Who's Who
•Theology, • Psychology, • Pre-History, • Archeology, • Architecture,
• Anthropology, • Hawaiian Language, • Writing, • Public Speaking,
• Special Needs Children, • Classical Music • Fine Art Identification
• Classical Piano, Singing, and Accordion
1979 The R.W. Norton Art Foundation - Loren D. Adams, Jr. A Retrospective Exhibition; exhibition catalogue - The R.W. Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport,
Louisiana - 80 pages color. 1982 Samuels, Peggy and Harold - Contemporary Western Artists page 608 color. 1994 Vogelsberger Paul, Frances (publisher)
Artists In Hawaii 10 pages: Page 18 -27 color. 2005 Davenport, Ray - Davenport's Art Reference: The Gold Edition - Page 242. 2005 AskART.com Inc.
Dunbier, Lonnie Pierson (Editor) The Artists Bluebook
Magazine references pre-2007:
1976 Southwest Art Magazine - 8 page editorial with 12 color plates in the June 1976 edition. 1980 McGarry Susan, H. (Editor) Southwest Art Magazine
8 page feature editorial including the cover of the April 1980 issue - color. 1987 Haynes Woodburn, Diane Publisher - Pacific Art News magazine - AKA
Art to Onions C@1987 - The Dream Awake - National editorial pages 72-78 color. 1993 McGarry Susan, H. (Editor) Southwest Art Magazine - Master Index
1971-1993 Artists in Southwest Art - page 64. 2001 Doherty, M Stephen - American Artist magazine - Conferences & Competitions March 2001- color.
2008 Finley, Jim (Appraiser) Preview Gallery Guide magazine - Confessions of an Art Appraiser - End of the Storm by Loren Adams - Chapter 15 Friday
November 7th, 2008 - one page color.
1996 Cash Edwards - Kicking Horse Productions - Syndicated U.S. and Canadian Television - Accelerated Evolution - documentary - 8 minutes. 1992 Get Wet;
Canadian and U.S. nationally syndicated television - documentary. 1995 Entertainment Tonight - National Television - ( The Red Rocker ) wedding - Sammy and
Kari Hagar - Ceremony performed by Loren D. Adams - Mill Valley, California - 11/21/1995.
Most Important Album Cover:
Scott, Jerry - Word Record Corporation, Waco Texas - Wurlitzer on the Waves album cover for Dean Mc Nichols celebrating 35 years of organ music on the
national radio program - From Chicago - The Haven of Rest Broadcast Hour… National distribution U.S. and Canada.
2005-06 - International Biannual World Art Contest "The Grand Prize winner" 110 countries - World of Art Publishing Stockholm, Sweden
1992-93 - Critical Acclaim - Video taped interview; "Art in Action" Metatronix Study Group and The Carmel-by-the-Sea Art Collectors Research Association:
Formal Evaluation of the Art works of Loren D. Adams, Jr. by Louis J. Miller, State of California Fine Arts Council, Principal Advisor to Paul Minnicuchi and
Leon Pennetta of the Joint Committee for the Arts in Washington, D.C. - Loren Adams Art termed: "Recognized Quality"
Loren Adams's Other Important Links:
• The Loren Adams Museum of Fine Art -on-line featuring: The Loren Adams Collection - A Retrospective Exhibition
of Original oil paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Works on Paper - from 1967 through the present.
• The 50 Certified Limited Editions - On-line Full Disclosure including images of all of the available editions
with current prices and market values of the Trading Editions…
• Ask-Art Profile - Biographical information, Book references, Magazine references, Museum references, Signature Examples, Auction Records* Membership required - Biography viewable on Friday's only:
• Art in America - Featuring prints and reproductions:
• Linkedin - Loren's Profile, Honors, Museums, Awards
• Videos, Piano Recitals, Singing and recent Artworks:
• The Artist's Daily activities & Videos:
1980 The International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England - Inclusion in the 7th edition of Men of Achievement, a world-wide reference publication.
1991 The Saint Andrews Society, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - Artist Donation of a Certified Limited Edition of Telos-Mu to The Queen Mother's Charity -
Guest of Honor at The Saint Andrews Society Ball and Auction and Formal Presentation to Lord & Lady Dundee of Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire Scotland
Pictures and story on the front page of the Montreal Gazette and letter from Lord Dundee of The House of Lords. 2012 Inclusion in Covington Who's Who,
Executives and Professionals - Nominated in August, confirmed in October, Voted and declared Honorary Lifetime membership in December of 2012.
Published Art Reproductions:
1971-76 Haddad James, Haddad's Fine Art Publishing of Anehiem, California - 7 different images for world distribution; Reproductions: Afternoon Island Surf,
Day of Transfiguration, Islands at Eventide, Erica and the Harvest, Aureola, A New Dawn, and End of the Storm.
Published International Editions:
1987-89 Adams, Patricia Upton - Upton Adams Fine Art Enterprises - Carmel-by-the-Sea, California and Loren Adams Studio of Fine Art Haiku, Hawaii -
18 Certified Limited Edition Cibachrome Fine Art prints of the 18 original oil paintings by Loren D. Adams, Jr. published for world distribution: Telos-Mu,
Augmented Sea, Ancient Dreams, Divine Right of Passage, Sun Lady, Epic, The Lost Continent of Mu, Beside the Still Waters, Declaration, The Naacal
Temple of the Pristine Wilderness, Terra Incognita, Moonlight at the Trade Center in Ancient Telos, Thy Dwelling Place, Yesterday, Today and Forever,
Rhyme and Reason, Time & Season, La Mia Prerogative, Anatomy of a Seascape, and Moonlight Over Lemuria. 1991-93 Adams, Patricia Upton, Upton
Adams Fine Art Enterprises and Loren Adams Studio of Fine Art, Haiku, Hawaii Published special sized images of the 12 original oil paintings by Loren D.
Adams, Jr. as Certified Limited Editions for distribution to Japan: Telos-Mu, Augmented Sea, Ancient Dreams, Sun Lady, Epic, Jade Sea, Lost Continent
of Mu, Beside Still the Waters, Declaration, Naacal Temple of the Pristine wilderness, Mid Summers Eve in Ancient Telos, and Terra Incognita. 1991-93:
Magic Spell of Sun Lady, Return of the Lords of Light in Glory, A Council of Nine, and Paradise Cove. 1995-96: Telos Mu, and Augmented Sea Garden
of Eden The Motherland… 1997-98: Chromatic Echo, Madame Pele and the Rain Forest, Fathomless Billowing Waves, Journey from the Moon also Rises,
Sonata at Sea, Telos-Mu (Mural), Good Morning, Paradise, Joy of Being, Higher Connections, and Going Up. 2002-04: Ka Puka Alua Sunrise at Pi'ahi,
Jade Sea, Recognition, First Light, Coming Home, Going Bananas, Valor, and Whispering Hope. 2005-07: Kira's Dream - Mariha, and Celestial Shores.
2009-12: Maiden Voyage of the Mo'okiha O Pi'ilani, and The Mo'okiha O Pi'ilani Sailing in the Moonlight in front of the storm.
About These Published Certified Limited Editions:
Between 1987 and 2007 the Artist produced and published 50 Certified Limited Editions and sold over
2,200 of these high quality, Cibachrome permanent Azo dye, reproductions of his own originals to the
Japanese market alone. Each of these beautiful prints changed hands several times after they were
purchased from the Artist and were then sold for world record prices: Between $4,000.00 - $6,000.00
each. Since Loren Adams originally opened the first Cibachrome lab with Duncan McDougall F.R.P.S
(Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain) in Vancouver, B.C. Canada in 1974, and
had pioneered the use of this Ciba Geigi Pharmacutical product *Cibachrome for Ilford, as a Fine Art
archival print method; many other Artists had paved the way for dealers in Japan to desire to purchase
prints from their teacher: Loren Adams. During the 14 year period of time between 1989 - 2003 his
popularity in Japan was at an all time high as well as other countries of the world.
Magazine ads pre-1998:
1975 - 1978 - Southwest Art Magazine - 27 consecutive full page advertisements - color
*Requires Membership at Ask-Art,com
Partial List of important Collections:
Permanent Collection of Richard W. Norton lll, Shreveport, Louisiana - Nelson Skalbainia, Vancouver, British Columbia - Edgar F. Kaiser, Vancouver, British
Columbia - Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Kostiuk, Vancouver, British Columbia - Mr. & Mrs Paul Minnichello, North Vancouver, B. C. Canada - Mr. & Mrs. Peter Greschuck
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alberta, Canada - Mr. & Mrs. George Clark, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Mr. & Mrs. Ed Sardachuck ( Trizec Equities )
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - U.S. Senator & Mrs. Henry Manville, Nevada - U.S. Senator & Mrs. Don Mello, Sparks, Nevada - Lord & Lady Dundee... Balmoral
Castle Library, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - Steven Radocchio ( Toys R' Us ) New Jersey - Mr. & Mrs. Sammy Hagar ( The Red Rocker ) Mill Valley, California - Ms.
Sharon Albright, Reston, Virginia - Mr. Karl Owen Hawley, St. Albans, West Virginia - Ms. Deborah McCaney, Lexington, Kentucky - Mrs. Sarah Jane Hawley, St.
Albans, West Virginia - Mr. & Mrs. Vince Neil ( Motley Crue ) Los Angeles, California - Admiral & Mrs. John Paul Jones DeJoria, Austin, Texas - Mr. & Mrs. Walter
Ennis, El Cajon, California - Dr. & Mrs. Martin L. Fallick, Palm Desert, California - Dr. & Mrs. Fred Harris, Val Pariaso, Indiana - Mr. & Mrs Dave Rand, Wialea
Maui, Hawaii - Mr. & Mrs. Barry Bloomberg, White City, Oregon - Mr. & Mrs. Keoni & Pamela Woo, Pukalani Maui, Hawaii - Mr. & Mrs. Jim Killette, Lahaina Maui,
Hawaii - Ms. Bonnie Nelson, Lahaina Maui, Hawaii - Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Mc Dougall F.R.P.S. Vancouver, B.C. Canada - Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Kaiser, Lahaina, Maui,
Hawaii - Ms. Cathy Amour, Edmonton Alberta, Canada - Mr. & Mrs. Bob Allen & Gloria Lee, La Porte, Texas - Dr. & Mrs. J. Danforth, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Bott, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Knox, Maui, Hawaii - Mr. & Mrs. Lyle Campbell, Scottsdale, Arizona - Mrs. Kay Block
( Block Bros. Reality ) Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Mr. & Mrs. Lowell Hanks, Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii
Today his beautiful original oils & Limited editions are in Museums & important collections in nine countries. Not content to rest on his laurels, he continues to extend the borders of his creative excellence, always searching for a finer expression of his ideals.
His love of music has many times caused him to consider a career as a concert pianist, instead the Art and music have combined to create a deeper resonance and add a richer color to both.
In the "Real Art World" Loren Adams highly collectable work is known as 'Recognized Quality."