Ponte Vedra artist to display works at Coastal Wine Market


Coastal Wine Market & tasting room will host an art show May 26-27 featuring the work of Ponte Vedra artist Bill Adams.

From 5 p.m. until closing at 9 p.m. each day, Adams will display several pieces from his wine and spirits collection, including both original paintings and artist proofs. In addition to those pieces on exhibit, the local artist will put the finishing touches on a painting that will be raffled off the second day of the show. Tickets for the drawing are $25 each, with proceeds supporting Coastal Wine Market & tasting room. While viewing Adams’ art, event attendees will also be able to enjoy wine and cheese tastings and hors d’oeuvres.

Adams’ style is characterized as hyper-realism, with his oil on canvas paintings featuring enlarged and unique perspectives of wine bottles, glasses and similar subjects. He has been heavily influenced by artists such as Thomas Arvid, Bill Mack, Thomas Kinkade and James Coleman. His work at the show will be priced anywhere from $500 to $2,500, which he said is half or even more than half as expensive as similar work found in galleries. The sizes of his paintings vary in size, ranging from 18x36 inches to 24x48 inches. To maintain the value of his work, the artist produces only 10 embellished artist proofs of an original.

A fulltime businessman, Adams views art as a hobby and only sells his work at four or five one-man exhibitions per year at local wineries, wine tasting rooms and private parties. In addition to these events, he paints by commission for private individuals, companies, nonprofits and museums, with his work also featuring classic cars, entertainers and athletes. He and his wife Linda are also co-directors of the CancerKare Fund, a charity that helps people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer pay for imaging and other necessary procedures. For more information about Adams and his work, visit http://www.adams-artwork.com/.

Coastal Wine Market & Tasting Room is located at 641 Crosswater Parkway (next to Dunkin Donuts).