New Artists at Adelman Fine Art in San Diego, CA

Adelman Fine Art is proud to represent Amy Ashburn, Erin Brekke Conn, and Aiden Kringen, and to share their artwork with collectors and art lovers worldwide.
Jan 20, 2018 Mark

Press Release ( - San Diego, CA - Jan 20, 2018 - As the current exhibition at Adelman Fine Art in San Diego comes to an end, it is clear that the three new artists recently added to the gallery, will be hanging in future Adelman exhibitions. All three artists have sold during their debut show at Adelman, #artyouenJOY, still on view now. The new paintings have been received beautifully and the artists’ individual styles each fill a niche in the Adelman collection.

Aubrey Ashburn, referred to Adelman by master finger painter Iris Scott, is a wildlife oil painter. Aubrey is a third generation woman artist, whose abilities and passion were cultivated by her mother and grandmother through mono-printing, life drawing and painting. Ashburn’s love affair with animals began on her family ranch in Ohio at the budding age of three when her best friends were 13 farm cats. As one of wildlife’s protectors, with an inherent artistic ability, it’s no wonder these two passions eventually led to her work as a wildlife artist.

Ashburn is particularly moved by the humanistic connection that animals have with each other. Many of her works depict a relationship between a mother and baby, two members of a herd or even an entire pack. Her use of color and expressive brushstrokes accentuate the complexity and intensity of these connections. Even her pieces of solitary animals convey a deeper sense of feeling, reflection, and energy. “Just like people, animals cannot hide who they are,” Ashburn says. “Their character is projected onto everything they do, think, and feel.”

Ashburn’s contemporary wildlife depictions in oil give a purposeful voice to her subjects and are seen as bold and powerful, with rich complex texture and palette choices and filled with meaningful intention, striking at the heart. They walk the traditional and contemporary line, with forms rooted in realism, yet abstractions that push the boundaries of color, line and value.

In 2013 after a trip to Africa, Ashburn set out to raise awareness of the need to save the African Elephant and other threatened species. She was inspired to begin facilitating healing as well as education through her work. Since then she has dedicated a number of series of works to raising the awareness of endangered animals around the world.

Ashburn currently resides in Santa Ynez, California with her husband and her beloved dog, Blue. She is available for all media requests.


Erin Brekke Conn also paints animals, as well as trees and landscapes. Her style is captivating, and the subject matter evokes feelings of joy. Conn’s art may take on an otherworldly appearance or may even embody a distinctive, almost human personality. There is a great variety of ways that she explores the nature motif, varying the depth of field, texture, and palette. Her most dazzling works employ the application of pointillism, where thousands upon thousands of raised dots adorn the surface. “My art captures all the beauty nature embodies, with a unique twist,” she states.

Conn’s work has been featured in popular magazines, including 2 front covers of AirdrieLIFE Magazine and three 30′ murals at BC Children’s Hospital. 2017 has been a successful year for her as she was awarded the Professional Artist Award for the Mayor’s Night of The Arts. Erin was also a selected artist for the 2018 Artist Ranch Project, where she will be creating 20 paintings for the Calgary Stampede. She has completed hundreds of commissioned pieces in addition to exhibiting in Canada, Italy and the United States. She lives and works in Airdrie, Canada.

Erin is available for interviews; Adelman can supply high res-images of Conn’s art for publication upon request.


Aiden Kringen brings amazing portraits and figurative art to the Adelman gallery. ARTnews writer Richard Speer writes: “Aiden’s style and technique is fusing drawing and painting, line and brushstroke, with fragmented shapes undergirding the imagery. Notably, this is not simply a stylistic conceit, but more a way of perceiving reality…In his abstract work he uses similar techniques, paring the fabric of perception itself down to bare essentials of form, color, and texture. The abstract pieces are simultaneously elegant and complex, combining the sweeping gesturalism of Abstract Expressionism with the rigorous structure of geometric painting. Across the breadth of his output Kringen balances technical and thematic polarities into bracing integrations of sensuality and grittiness, inviting contemplation into the nature of opticality and the infinite possibilities of the seen and unseen”. 

Please request media kit for Aiden Kringen, as well as any interest for interviews or images.


Adelman Fine Art is pleased to represent these new artists and share their talent with media and collectors worldwide. You can browse their current available work on

#artyouenJOY, the debut exhibition for Aubrey, Erin, and Aiden, will close Jan 28th. Please visit the gallery or browse the collection online. Stay tuned for the Flora + Fauna themed show at Adelman this spring, in which all three of the new artists will have works hanging.


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