Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke is an artist specialising in the portrayal of New Zealand Birdlife. Graduating with a fine arts degree from Elam Art School in 2002, Pencil is now his chosen medium of expression. The portrayal of birds has become a consuming passion for Adam during recent years, and his ultimate desire is to produce a book illustrating 30 native New Zealand Birds.
Before commencing a drawing, Adam seeks to first acquaint himself personally with a bird subject in its wild habitat. Photographs are gained, and much time is spent simply observing the bird within its own environment.
Adams bird drawings reflects a personal encounter between the artist and his subject. By choosing to translate his experiences into lasting impressions through his art, Adam pays tribute to the primordial beauty of birds.