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Meet Adam Scott Rote

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Meet Adam Scott Rote at Key West Gallery
11am - 2pm and 7-10pm daily

Key West, Florida Keys, Key West Gallery—A brand new collection of artwork by world-renowned artist Adam Scott Rote will be on display and available for acquisition at Key West Gallery. Rote will make a number of appearances that are free and open to the public.

Adam Rote will unveil his newest series inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe who was an American photographer, known for his sensitive yet blunt treatment of controversial subject-matter in the large-scale, highly stylized black and white medium of photography.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Adam Scott Rote’s early reminiscence of his childhood always involved create and artistic pursuits. An award-winning painter, who early in his career, established his talent by apprenticing with artistic masters in the fields of portraiture, airbrush, realism, and sign painting well before the digital age. Learning several different hands-on techniques. Adam was later able to combine this knowledge to bring a fresh approach to the canvas by working with acrylic, gouache, watercolor pencil, airbrush, and eraser in unison. Painting gradual buildups, like the old and modern

masters, with transparent overlays brings forth the breathtaking originals you see today. Which is an extremely labor intensive process that can take months for the original.

His subject matter is constantly evolving from the American Ruins, which launched his gallery career in 2004, to his continued re-imagining of his early inspirations featuring wildlife, musical icons and the nor inspired portraits. In 2008 Adam caught the eye of Hollywood’s legendary stars and their love and admiration has made him the most celebrated and collaborated artist in history.

Stella Stevens calls him a Pop Culture Icon. Debbie Reynolds says Adam is truly gifted with an eye for composition and imagination. Angie Dickinson called him her “Warhol.” Al Pacino stated, upon signing his Scarface painting, that it was the best he had ever seen. Adam has worked with Academy award winners Martin Landau, Ernest Borgnine, Al Pacino, Joan Fontaine, Patricia Neal, and Goldie Hawn. Along with screen legends Jerry Lewis, Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Tippi Hedren, Stella Stevens, Esther Williams, Kurt Russell, Kim Novak, Debbie Reynolds, Nicholas Cage, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Carrie Fisher, Tim Curry, Stan Lee, William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Ali Macgraw, Famke Janssen, Loni Anderson, and

Barbara Eden. He has a loyal following of collectors including his Royal Highness Abdullah Al-Saud, Turner Classic Movies Vice-President of Talent Darcy Hettrich, veteran television producer and director Karen Grace Cadle, and director George Lucas.

About Adam Scott Rote’s Technique:

He starts with a sketch on paper perfecting the layout then transferring the drawing like the old masters by charcoaling the back of the paper and taping it in place on the canvas. Fixed in place, he carefully retraces his drawing. Once done, this allows minimal pencil and sketch lines to interfere with the canvas. Removing the paper outline, he begins with black acrylic paint specifically formulated for the airbrush, and slowly fleshes out the image. He alternates with watercolor pencils for sharpness until he achieves the first preliminary stage. Then, he begins with erasing to create distinct depth in the work, going back and forth with airbrush, watercolor pencil, and eraser.

This process is lengthy, and depending on the image, can take several days. He masks off the entire figure and proceeds to the background, unless the figure involves transparency, then the background would have been completed first. He then undoes the masking and

completes the figure to build color while still erasing to define highlights. Finally, he uses white paint to help blend the masked edges to give the painting a balanced look. Traditional brushwork is also applied to the process along with techniques that he studied from a gentleman named Leonard Pardon on faux painting.

Quoted in regards to Adam Scott Rote’s Artwork:

“The way you paint women is exquisite”

– Cinema Legend: Burt Reynolds

“Fascinating and innovative works, refreshing”

– Playboy Art Director: Tom Staebler

“You Are My Warhol” – Screen Siren: Angie Dickinson

“This painting is Sic, I want four prints”

– Academy Award Winner: Al Pacino

“My favorite artist”

-Legendary comedian: Jerry Lewis

About Key West Gallery: The Gallery displays the most sought after and collectible fine art available and specializes in investment quality originals, collectible hand-embellished limited editions, and selected bronze work featuring over fifty internationally published artists. For more information and to RSVP for the event call 305-292-9339 or email info@keywestgallery.com

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