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Adrienne Zinn is a self-taught artist who discovered her passion for painting later in life. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Adrienne grew up sailing with her father in Long Island Sound and later in life - the Gulf of Mexico. Her father’s love of the ocean and his own artistic expression fostered Adrienne’s love of art beginning in early childhood. During Adrienne’s education in sociology and during her world travels, she has found inspiration in culture, people, and scenery. Her work has been accepted into local art center shows and she has had solo shows in Atlanta and Woodbury, Connecticut.
When I uncovered my ability to paint, I knew that an artist had been living inside me all of my life. I begin my paintings with the shapes and colors I see. The painting then comes to life as my feelings about the subject surface. I enjoy experimenting with color and texture, so each piece is different in some way. I am particularly drawn to people, boats, water, and dogs as my subjects. Painting has become an integral part of who I am and how I see the world around me. My photographs have been a springboard for many of my paintings. I prefer painting with acrylic on stretched canvas. Additionally, I enjoy pencil drawing and learning about pastel art.