Adrianna graduated from McGill University; taught art and drama for 3 years in Montreal before moving to Manhattan, where she worked, for 18 years, as a graphic designer, at both the art book publishing house, Abbeville Press, and The International Center
of Photography. She won the Arliss Award for Best Museum Poster in NYC, “as a sophisticated and effective example
of graphic publicity”. She then went north to Connecticut for the next 18 years, where her passion for gardening was prompted,
in part, as a rebellion against the sizes of her Manhattan apartments.
In 2005, Adrianna moved into a downtown Toronto condo but, in 2010, after becoming lost in St. Catharines, she saw a For Sale sign and found the property of her dreams – only because of the space for a garden.
Nicknamed “The Garden Gnome” by her neighbours, Adrianna began painting the flowers she had planted.
In winter, she continued indoors with orchids and cyclamen and, by the time Spring arrived,
she had fallen in love with portrait painting, as well.
Grimsby Art Gallery
Niagara Artists Centre
Parkway Artists’ Guild
St. Catharines Art Association
The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre