Adrienne Sommers started out as a self taught artist her last year in the Army and has continued to paint ever since. She currently lives in Castle Rock, Co and grew up in Hawaii and Tennessee for the most part before joining the Army. She has furthered her artistic classes at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and the Denver Students Art League, among various artist led workshops. Her favorite artist led workshop she participated in was of the late Nancy Condit, of Sand Dollar Gallery in Denver off of Pearl Street. Art is a premiere passion in her life and it is her way to feel more like herself when she is immersed in art and her connection to the beauty of life.
Adrienne’s chosen medium is oil, however she creates in watercolor and other mediums such a pastels. She is also a photographer and has participated in a Veterans Photography Workshop through the Colorado Photography Arts Center, CPAC, in Denver, which showcased a photography exhibition in January 2020. Her photography project is of American war veterans. She draws inspiration from a variety of sources such as movies and music as well as daily doses of visual art from other artists. Her favorite artists are Edgar Degas and Gustav Klimt. She prefers to paint in an abstract and expressionistic style.
She has showed work in several galleries on the Santa Fe art district in Denver to include Kanon art gallery, Kashi Kari art gallery, Grace gallery, and the VFW Post #1. She has participated in several art auctions for good causes at both the Center for the Arts Evergreen in 100 for $100 and Artwork Network on Santa Fe. She has shown work at Edge Gallery and also has work up at the Denver VA medical center. She took 1st place in watercolors at the Denver Veterans Creative Arts Festival in 2017.