Born: Brighton (Melbourne) 1st June 1947.
1965 – 68 Caulfield Institute, Diploma of Painting.
1971 Diploma of Teaching, Melbourne. Overseas 11 months in USA and two four month trips to India.
1972 – 95 Part time Artist & part-time Art teacher Maryborough Technical College, Vic.
1983 Built Studio.
1984 -85 Lose studio and paintings in Maryborough bush fire. Rebuilt studio, resume painting.
1996 – 2017 Leave part time teaching. Full-time professional artist.
1970 Solo Exhibition, Compendium Two Gallery, in London. Joint Exhibition, Compendium Galleries Birmingham England.
1989 Solo Exhibition, Wallace Bros. Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria.
1990 Solo Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne.
1991 Joint Shows, Exhibition Building Melbourne, Wallace Gallery, Castlemaine, Victoria.
1992 Solo Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne.
1993 Joint Exhibition, Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria.
1994 Joint Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Joint Exhibition, Qdos Gallery Lorne, Victoria.
1996 Solo Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne.
1997 Joint Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne. Two man Exhibition. Framed Gallery, Darwin
1998 Joint Exhibition, Forest Gallery, New South Wales. Artist in Residence Mulgara Gallery Uluru Northern Territory.
1998 Joint Exhibition, Maryborough Regional Gallery.
1999 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine & Coolart Homestead Somers.
2000 Solo Exhibition, Hobsons Choice Gallery, Queenscliff. Artist in Residence Mulgara Gallery, Uluru NT.
2001 Wildlife Art Society winner of Innovative & Imaginative work.
2002-3 SYDA Art Auction New York.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Red Hill Gallery 141. Solo Show, Melbourne Exhibition Building.
2003 Solo Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery Melb. & Glass by Turiya Orme & Jewellery by Amilia Adams.
2003 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine.
2004 Joint Exhibition, Eltham Wiregrass Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine. Three Masters Exhibition, Avoca. Joint Exhib, Maryborough.
2005 Solo Exhibition, Ararat Regional Gallery. Joint Exhibition, Wiregrass Wildlife. Joint Exhib. Lt Malop Gallery.
2006 Joint Exhibition, Maryborough Regional Gallery. ‘Three Generations’ P&P Adams G Adams, A Adams T Orme & R.Adams.
2007 Joint Exhibitions, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine Arts Festival & Little Malop Fine Art Gallery, Gee long, Victoria.
2007 Joint Exhibition, Maryborough Regional Gallery,Victoria. ‘Three Generations Continue’ (as above & C Adams)
2007 Prasad Auction, Sydney.
2008 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery Castlemaine. Layers of Landscape.
2008 Joint Exhibition, Maryborough Regional Gallery, Victoria. Nexus.
2008 Joint Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery Geelong. Rural.
2009 -2010 Prasad Auction, Melbourne & Sydney.
2010 Joint Exhibitions, Metropolis Gallery. Art Seven. Maryborough Regional Gallery.
2011 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine Arts Festival.
2012 Joint Exhibition, Metropolis Gallery, Nature: 3 Ways of Seeing.
2013 Joint Exhibition, Herons Gallery, Castlemaine Arts Festival.
2014 Joint Exhibitions, Maryborough Regional Gallery Small Treasures Big Ideas. Herons Gallery, Castlemaine Arts Festival.
Joint Exhibition, Herons Art Gallery Castlemaine Arts Festival
2016 Joint Exhibition, Pyrenees Unearthed Festival
2016 -2017 Royal Melb Hospital Auction
2017 Qdos Gallery Vic. Philip Adams InThe Otways
2017-2018, Joint Exhibition, Manyung Gallery Sorento – Floating Across Land and Sea
In private collections. England, France, Germany, Japan, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Crown Casino, Melbourne 16 Paintings. City Coast, Credit Union Wollongong.
Reserve Bank of Australia New York collection.
Ballarat Fine Art Regional Gallery.
Central Goldfields Regional Art Gallery.
‘Artistic Insights’ Harcourt, Brace & Javanovich. Australia 1991.
‘Craft Arts’ International Issue 37 1996.
‘Australian Artist’ No. 177 March 1999.
‘International Artist’ No.6 May 1999.
‘Australian Artist’ No.221 November 2002.
‘Creative Artist’ No.17 February 2017.
“What I want to capture is the excitement of exploring a new landscape. Everything is to be discovered, the senses are sharpened, and each vista is full of untold mysteries and beauties from the minute mosses, fungi, wildflowers, and insects to panoramic views of forests, cliffs and mountains. My practice of meditation renews my vision. Coming from that point of inner calm it is easy to appreciatethe exquisite beauty of the natural environment. I want to share this through painting. In my larger works I use vertical divisions as this format allows me the freedom to combine imagery I am drawn too.”
“Landscape is the inspiration for most all of my paintings.
spanda-studio-visit-2016-6It can be enjoyed on so many levels from the vast sweep of plains, mountains and water, to the delicate filigrees of moss and lichen. Colours harmonise and contrast and change constantly from time of day to the time of year. These combinations are often the start of a work along with the textures and patterns.
The collages are explorations. Paper is prepared with washes resist impasto and glazes to capture aspects of the landscape. These are cut and assembled on a landscape ground either watercolour paper or on canvas. From these arrangements further images are suggested which are developed by over painting until some sort of balance between form and suggestion is arrived at.” ..Philip Adams