I am a mixed media artist. In my artwork I use combinations of painting, collage, papier mache, handmade paper, and whatever works! I richly embellish my works and strive to create layers of textures and subtleties that unfold gradually to the viewer.


Sometimes I create two-dimensional and three-dimensional works simultaneously; insights and synchronicities reveal themselves as paintings, collages, masks and related objects are created in relation to one another.


My work is narrative and often reflects a personal mythology. Part of my process is to make room for visual surprises to manifest themselves. My artwork is a celebration of magic and life; it has elements of humor, joy and ritual. I blend spiritual overtones with my particular concoction of whimsy to create a reflection of what I believe in and what I would like to see manifested in the real world.


My professional training includes a B.F.A. from Ohio University, and a Master of Arts in painting form San Jose State University. In conjunction with my studio work as an artist, I have taught art over the past 20 years to people of all ages in classrooms, workshops and museum sites.


I am currently an Artist in Residence through a California Arts Council grant at Mendocino Grammar and Middle Schools. I also regularly offer workshops in collage and papier-mache at the Mendocino Art Center (www.mendocinoartcenter.org). I've resided in Mendocino County since 1981; my home and art studio are currently located in Fort Bragg.


Ada B. Fine Studio

P.O. Box 215
Fort Bragg, CA 95437


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