Born in Montreal, Adrian earned her Fine Art degree in Toronto. She has been painting and exhibiting her work since 1980, as well as producing commissioned portraits, murals and public art pieces. She has also delivered guest lectures and conducted art classes & workshops for over 30 years.
Adrian’s paintings have been featured in solo exhibitions as well as in multiple juried shows both nationally & internationally. Recent exhibitions include group & solo shows with Abend Gallery (Denver, CO); Rotunda Gallery (Kitchener, ON); Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa, ON); Dacia Gallery (New York, NY); Cube Gallery (Ottawa); Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, Ill); MVS Gallery, St. Lawrence College (Brockville, ON); Bermuda Masterworks Museum, (Bermuda).
With her current work - an exploration of our interdependent relationship with the environment - Adrian is endeavoring to initiate reflection & dialogue on society’s disconnect with nature, and our collective inertia at the prospect of environmental decline.
In the past few years, Adrian she has received five government commissions to create public art installations in Ontario & Quebec. Other career highlights include being selected as artist-in-residence by the Bermuda Masterworks Museum; twice chosen as a finalist in the Kingston Prize for Contemporary Canadian Portraiture; and being commissioned to paint a portrait of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
Adrian’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications as well as on radio and television. Her paintings have also been featured on the covers of several international magazines. Adrian's work can be found in hundreds of public and private collections across Canada, the USA, and abroad.