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Ilene Adams’ Creativity is Boundless!

The Rickie Report first met Ilene Adams at a 2011 Wellington Art Society meeting and was immediately struck by her tremendous energy and enthusiasm.  We then saw a tent-full of her artwork at the WAS Spring Fair and were more impressed.   Ilene is currently on the WAS Board of Directors but that is not all she does!  She recently opened a catering/baking enterprise with friend, Sandy Axelrod, who is also a jeweler.  (We hear the  mandel bread has killer yum factor)!

With over 25 years of professional experience in graphic design, print making, illustration , fabric design, and faux finishing, as well as experience in the advertising and the corporate world Ilene brings a wealth of information and creativity to her work.

After owning a Nationally acclaimed broadcast marketing company in the Northeast for over 20 years, Ilene  focused her energy and skills on the creation of wonderful, warm environments for homes and businesses from New York to Miami.

An award winning artist, Ilene has been featured in many design magazines both in the New York metropolitan area and the Palm Beaches.

Interior of Medical Office designed by Ilene

Ilene has also worked in the non-profit art world bringing her marketing talents and creativity to an art center in West Palm Beach and working to advance art and artists in the community.  She is currently working on several community art projects to bring art to the public.

There are images from a series “Forever Glades” that Ilene photographed while explorings nature preserves in Florida, from Gainesville to Miami.  Many of them were taken from a canoes or while hiking with her daughter in Gainesville.  “Having grown up in the northeast, I am still amazed at the landscape of Florida and how much variety there is.  As a northerner, we always thought of Florida as flat (which it mostly is) and sandy, which it is not”.  By the way, her daughter, a recent UFS graduated is a sculptor and has one of her pieces in the university’s permanent collection!

Fine Art Painting

Ilene’s artistry has been seen in many local juried art shows, including Whole Foods (One Person Show), Lighthouse ArtCenter (Landscapes), JF Gallery (Mediums), Palm beach County Art in Public Places, Wellington Art in Public Places 2010, AmTrust Bank Exhibition, Riverside Bank Exhibition, Zephyr Art Show, Wellington Art Society, Armory Art Center (Student Faculty Show), LK Mix Art Exhibition, Artists Ball Armory Art Center, Tyler School of Art, Poster Competition – Rome,  Northwood Artwalk, City of West Palm Beach Cultural Association.  She is a member of SMEI (Sales & Marketing Professional Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Wellington Art Society.

The Rickie Report believes that every artist should have a website, or at least a web presence, with one page showing some art work and contact information.  It is fortunate that local artists now have someone in the their community that understands their needs from the artist’s viewpoint.  That someone is Ilene Adams. 

Mural by Ilene

Ilene’s talents are diverse yet all related.  Her main interest is creating and promoting arts, whether it is for interiors, marketing or fine art.  Ilene believes that art and beauty bring joy and well-being to individuals and are essential for a well-balanced life.  She offers a “fearless introduction to having your own website.”  As Ilene reminds us, “My business is to grow your business.”  For more information call 561.346.0172  or go to:

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420


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