Jon Adam was born in 1961 and brought up on the south coast of Cornwall. He has painted all his life and is self taught in the traditional methods favoured by the old masters. In 2000, he moved to Dorset where he set up a permanent studio in West Bay. His work has been shown in New York and London, and he has a strong client base of private collectors.
He creates his own paints in the traditional way, grinding pure pigments and combining them with linseed oil; believing strongly that hand-mixed paint has a magical quality all of its own that brings colour to life. His work has developed through traditional figurative studies to more abstract forms of expression where the emphasis is on colour and the hidden qualities of colour, rather than form.