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Grove of Seasons
Great Oaks
Pond Series
New Landscapes
Forests & Trees
Bodega Bay
Early Landscapes
Silent Circles / Passages
Ambiguous Figures
Available Prints


Employing a range of techniques and motifs, the work of painter Adam Wolpert reflects a lifelong engagement with Nature.

A passionate artist from an early age, Adam Wolpert explored the media of performance, ceramics, sculpture, and collage before turning seriously to painting while earning his BFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After a rigorous two-year training in classical realism at Studio Cecil-Graves in Florence, Italy, where he immersed himself in the work of the great European masters, Wolpert completed an MFA at the University of California, San Diego. In 1994 Wolpert moved to Sonoma County and co-founded the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) where he still lives and paints. He has had major gallery representation since 1988, and is now represented by Erickson Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg, California.

After completing multiple series - including a year spent painting seventy-two iterations of the same composition through four seasons (the Pond Series) - Wolpert’s process led him to explore his relationship with the vanishing great oaks of Sonoma county, through large portraits of the magnificent trees. This series started in 2017 and continues to this day.


What Trees Can Teach Us About Regeneration
I have spent the last 30 years of my life living and working in west Sonoma County at a place called the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC). I am one of the founders of this 80-acre community and retreat center. It is also a center for the study and practice of permaculture. It was there that I came to love oak trees and also came to know Erik Ohlsen, the author of The Regenerative Landscaper, which features my art on the cover...

Check out the Full Expression podcast
Dan Imhoff speaks with Adam about his focus on why he values his creative practice more than finished products, the discipline and patience that the craft of painting requires, how drawing and painting can positively affect your mindset and memory, and the importance of doing what you love, showing up every day, and having faith.

Museum Conversations with Adam Wolpert
Artist Adam Wolpert joins Museum of Sonoma County Executive Director and Art Curator, Jeff Nathanson, for a conversation about Wolpert's art, his inspiration, and his close relationship to the natural environments he depicts. He invites us (virtually) into his studio space at his home, located at the Occidental Art and Ecology Center, where he shares his works in progress.



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15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465


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