Adele is a painter, and the nude, portrait and still life are her inspirations. She trained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (BA (Hons) Fine Art) followed by further postgraduate study at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her work focuses on the observed.
She has exhibited her work in the BP Portrait Award – National Portrait Gallery, Jerwood Drawing Prize, Discerning Eye, Royal West of England Academy, the Canadian Portrait Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Medici Gallery on Cork St.
Recent projects include a series of portraits made during stays in a small community in Luxor, Egypt inspired by the Hawara portraits.
These portraits have resulted in three solo shows, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery and two exhibitions at the Petrie Museum, UCL. Her book Painting Still Life in Oils will be published by Crowood Press in Jan 2012, and she writes occasionally for The Artist. Teaching includes Putney School of Art & Design, West Dean College and the Slade School of Fine Art.