Adam Webb

Portrait of a woman
Adam Webb painting
Adam Webb painting
Adam Webb painting
Adam Webb painting

I was born in Farnborough, Kent and grew up in the village of Otford, near Sevenoaks. When I was 11, I first moved to Maidstone with my parents. In 1997, I moved to Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex, then, 5 years ago, moved back to Maidstone again to be near old memories.

I have always had a passion for art and painting, inherited from my father who was an artist and antiques dealer. After being a clerical officer at Maidstone Hospital, I studied art at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (K.I.A.D.) in Maidstone.

One of my favourite artists is the Italian modern, Amedeo Modigliani. I am strongly influenced by the Expressionists of the early years of the last century, by their use of strong, vibrant colours to convey emotion.

I also like Cubist art for the same reason – the founding fathers, Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso, who, in turn, were influenced by African art and the Easter Island statues of Polynesia.

Apart from painting, I also write plays, poetry, and stories and, at present, am working on a novel. I also act and am a member of a local theatre company.

I have played the drums in three local bands too.



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