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Bijou Art Gallery

Artist of the Month : Adam Deal

Adam Pernell Deal is an illustrator / painter who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. A country boy through-and-through, his unorthodox renderings reflect worlds and scenarios unseen by most outside their dreams. His imaginative style and complicated imagery emanate joy and pain, but most of all, a longing for something impossible to hold from where we stand.

His preferred medium is the combination of ink and watercolor. Unless under the direction of a particular project, he’ll usually rely on his unconscious mind to guide his hand; a technique referred to as surrealist automatism. The result: bewildering landscapes of strange geometry and bizarre figures that blur the lines of flesh and stone. As the artist states, “If I can take a picture of it, I have no interest in reproducing it through any other artistic medium

If you’re a local artist who’s interested in displaying your art in the gallery, please fill out this form here!


June – Bradley Wilder
August – Kerry Remp