Artist Spotlight + 10 Questions for Adam Hall

Adam Hall grew up in North Carolina, but now calls New Orleans home. His identification with and affection for New Orleans grew during his studies at art schools around the country. His paintings are inspired by the vibrancy and distinctive character of America’s most interesting city. They have a well-defined contrast between light & dark and feature saturated, intense colors from across the color spectrum.

We sat down with Adam and asked him 10 questions.


What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.

Henry Winkler once had spaghetti at my house.


Describe your art in three words.

Colorful. Bright. Romantic.


Describe yourself in one word.


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What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?

The way the gardens and the sunlight and the decorative architecture all play off of each other in a million different rhythms and patterns.


Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece?

Each painting is inspired by a specific place and my emotional reaction to that place. All my work comes from a place where I am open to a location and I am inspired by its beauty. I need that emotional connection to a location to be inspired to create the work.

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Where do you draw inspiration?

I draw inspiration from the way sunlight hits the side of buildings, and the twinkling lights of the houses at dusk.


Who are your artistic influences or gurus?

Claude Monet

Pierre Bonnard

Wolf Kahn


In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work?

Lately, I have been liking the song “Waiting for the Stars” by Moby. I think there is something hopeful in my artwork that this song connects to.


Where can we find you when you are not creating art?

Being a dad, cooking, and being a husband to my beautiful wife.


What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Spring, when the jasmine is in bloom.