The SCATV Art Gallery


Featured Artist: Adam Adkison & Artist Statement

“In art, all you need is a pencil and a piece of paper to create fantastic characters, wondrous worlds, places of beauty and amazement.  I remember a large painting my grandmother had on her wall.  It was huge, perhaps the size of a sheet of plywood.  In it, the lake shore curved behind the cabin and trees, and I wondered what could be behind the trees.  Staring at this giant canvas I imagined myself walking along the river to the lake, through the dappled sunlight. I still think about what’s in that painting.  To explore this sense of wonder, this is what drove me to art.

By drawing sketches, creating value maps, and other prep work, I am able to look at the painting from many viewpoints.  I prefer oil painting on linen canvas or masonite panel primed with oil ground.  Painting something that deeply inspires me is key.  However I feel fortunate that so many things in this world do inspire me.  I work with real life as much as possible,

When my art affects someone deeply, it makes it all worth it.  It’s rewarding to have people be moved by what I create.  In my work I’ve been exploring characters finding their place, and the purpose and joy in life. My goal is to re-create the beauty I see and share it with someone else.”

Adam Adkison’s “Line and Trio” reception is on August 5th, from 2 to 3:30 pm at 90 Union Square.

Reclining Nude (2)





Art at SCATV Video

Location and Gallery Hours

The SCATV Gallery is located at 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA. The SCATV Gallery is open during SCATV hours of operation:  Monday – Thursday Noon to 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and closed Sunday and Holidays.

Want to Showcase your Artwork at SCATV?

Art at SCATV is a community production featuring local Somerville artists. Somerville artists interested in appearing as guest on ART AT SCATV and exhibitor in the SCATV Gallery should contact Janet Cormier, Program Host and Gallery Curator or Erica Jones, Director of Membership & Outreach at SCATV at (617) 628 – 8826.