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Adele Drake
Winterport, Maine

Adele Drake is a talented visual artist and educator originally from Philadelphia who now resides in Winterport, Maine. She has an impressive educational background, having studied at institutions such as the Barnes Foundation, Moore College of Art, Gettysburg College, and the University of Pennsylvania. 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, Bangor Maine, the Maine Farmland Trust gallery, Belfast, Maine and the Generations show at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, Maine. In recent works she explores her relationship with the landscape and thinks of the creation of her\paintings as a form of reciprocity with nature. The paintings encourage the viewers to adopt a practice of biophilic attention that will deepen, heal and repair their connection to life.

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