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Adele Drake
Winterport, Maine

Adele Drake grew up in Philadelphia and attended classes at the Barnes Foundation, Moore College of Art (art teacher certification), Gettysburg College (BA) and the University of Pennsylvania( MFA). Currently she is teaching visual arts at Hampden Academy while taking courses at the University of Maine’s Intermedia Department. Drake moved to Maine in 2002 and has spent many years making oil paintings of the Maine Landscape. In addition to painting Drake continues to explore the materials and methods found in an intermedial approach to making art. Adele has also taught art in Maine and Pennsylvania Public Schools as well as Waterfall Arts and Husson University. She has participated in group shows in Rockland, Maine, the Zillman Art Museum in Bangor Maine and at the Maine Farmland Trust gallery in Belfast, Maine. My current body of work is about the fact that we must reduce greenhouse gasses by 45% so as to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degree celsius. The pressure of wild habitat degradation and climate change are just two of the planetary emergencies we face that are brought about by anthropogenic forces. By developing a practice of biophillic attention I have created these paintings of the beauty of nature.

The Sound of leaves