Resident artist creates new collection made exclusively for the Brecon Estate Tasting Room
In May of this year, Brecon Estate announced that Adam Welch is their new resident artist. The work of Adam Welch was first introduced to Paso Robles in 2018 during his first solo exhibit “Urban Archaic,” which sold out in four hours. His art now appears on numerous wine labels, album covers, murals, and magazines.
Adam Eron Welch was born and raised in rural Merrimack County, New Hampshire, in the small town of Epsom. Adam, the youngest of six boys, began painting seriously at age 12, studying the works of Andrew Wyeth. At 13 he apprenticed to artist Melvin Bolden, a pupil of Norman Rockwell. By 15 he began studying independently from the collections at the Currier Museum of Art, the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the National Art Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Vatican in Rome.
After traveling over 40 countries including Cambodia, Colombia, Indonesia, and Egypt while painting and drawing his experiences along the way, Welch moved to Southern California in 2015 and established an art studio in North Park, San Diego.
Damian & Amanda Grindley, proprietors of Brecon Estate, have known Welch for years. When looking to select a new resident artist for the space, they said, “The collaboration was a no-brainer.” Welch’s modern, contemporary art style perfectly matches the aesthetic of Brecon’s Tasting Room, and his highly anticipated new collection celebrates the strong, resilient women he has encountered from his world travels.
Brecon Estate is a boutique winery located at 7450 Vineyard Drive in the Westside Hills of Paso Robles’ Adelaida District. For hours and wine tasting, visit breconestate.com or call (805) 239-2200