Adelene completed her training at the Manchester College of Art during the 1950s and went on to work in a textile design studio before progressing to become a Design Consultant. This background explains Adelene’s impeccable sense of composition and colour which is evident throughout her work.
Adelene is a highly versatile artist, skilled in a variety of techniques and subject matter. Flowers are a particular favourite of hers, originating from living on a secluded country lane in Surrey as a young girl. "I loved the abundance of wildflowers surrounding my home." Nowadays she prefers to paint large brightly coloured flowers like poppies and sunflowers inspired by her colour coordinated garden.
Holidays abroad are another great source of inspiration for Adelene where she often has a camera or sketchbook in hand, capturing the essence of the landscapes around her. A trip to the Dordogne has been influential in her most recent pieces.
She has received much acclaim in galleries throughout the country and exhibited at the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters, The Watercolour Society and The Society of Botanical Artists where she has been appointed a member. She has been, not surprisingly, awarded numerous prizes over the years.