Comic-book superheroes comprised the bulk of Adam Clague’s portfolio until age twelve, when he tested his skills at realistically rendering a grouping of soda cans. This work, entitled “Pop Art,” gained Adam his first art award, a “Best of Show” at the Michigan State Fair. Since then, the challenge of accurately capturing visual reality has fueled Adam’s passion for art.
The artist received his training at Pensacola Christian College, where he earned a Masters degree in Fine Arts. While pursuing his degree, Adam taught drawing and painting classes at the college. His own instruction came from master painter Brian Jekel, who gave expert teaching on the skills of representational painting.
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Posted by Adam Clague Fine Art on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Today, Adam strives to faithfully depict his subjects while maintaining the intrinsic beauty of his chosen medium.
Adam credits Christ Jesus his Lord for his skills and for the ability to daily pursue art. He gladly directs all the glory for his work and life back to his Savior, who sacrificed everything for him.
Adam Clague studied at Pensacola Christian College, where he received instruction from master artist Brian Jekel and earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Adam now lives near Kansas City, Missouri and enjoys the adventure of pursuing art with his wife and fellow painter, Andrea Orr Clague.
Adam is a member of the Oil Painters of America and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society. In 2013, the artist had a feature article in Artists On Art Magazine and was honored to receive the Portrait Award of Excellence in the OPA National Exhibition. Adam’s work has been displayed in various venues and is represented by Hudson Fine Art in Ohio and Augusta Wood in Missouri.
Adam is grateful for the opportunity to paint the beauty of God’s creation. He hopes to share that beauty with others and seeks to glorify the Lord through his work and life.
• 2nd Honor Award, 2014 PSoA International Competition
• Best of Show, 2014 MVIS 3rd Annual Juried Show
• 3rd Place, 2013 OPA Fall Online Showcase
• Portraiture Award of Excellence, 2013 OPA National Exhibition
• 3rd Place, 2013 NOAPS International Online Exhibition
• Southwest Art Magazine’s 2012 “21 Under 31” feature
• 1st Place, 2011 Laumeister Competition