ABOUT ADRIENNE/CRYSTAL BANANAS
Adrienne Beacham is the restless mind and hands behind “Crystal Bananas.”
She is an artist and textile designer with a penchant for creatures, crying, and good home cooked meals. Her ever-growing body of MONSTER artwork explores childhood memory and the existence of a constant self through an ever-evolving group of creepy characters. Many of these odd personalities originated from the drawings she did as a child. In her ABSTRACT pieces, Adrienne is inspired by growth processes and the mysterious relationship between creators and their creations. She keeps her curiosity piqued by constantly switching between projects (sometimes a little too much) and mixing media.
After getting her BA in Painting & Printmaking in 2013, Adrienne briefly taught art for local children at Catch the Artbug while participating in shows around New England. She is the recipient of the 2014 J.W. Robinson Welfare Trust Scholarship to Circling the Square Fine Art Press in Gardiner, ME. Adrienne's illustrational work has appeared on promotional material for several Maine organizations such as the Maine Film Festival, the Maine Grain Alliance, and Growing for Market Magazine.
Since late 2014, Adrienne has worked professionally in the woven textile industry as the designer for Maine Heritage Weavers - an heirloom textile manufacturer continuing the legacy of the historical Bates Manufacturing Company. At Maine Heritage, she has played a key part in the development of both traditional and modern textile designs for an array of customers, including national home goods retailers and boutique brands throughout North America and Europe.
Adrienne’s experience in the textile industry has inspired her to bring her own “Lisa Frank meets the Addams Family” aesthetic to pattern design. Her latest passion project involves creating a series of surface pattern collections with this dream in mind.
If you’d like to work with Adrienne on a cool project, please send your inquires to: firstname.lastname@example.org