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Carly Palmer

I commissioned Mark Adams to do a portrait drawing of my late Grandfather, John Pribich, for my Dad for a very special gift. Mark blew me away with his attention to detail, and interest in connecting to the experience of creating this heirloom piece for my family. The extra attention spent on detail brought this drawing to a life-like form. This is what really stands out to me in Mark's artistry. He was also incredibly generous with his time to help me get the piece custom framed. Having his keen eye to make suggestions on this was very helpful and much appreciated. I highly recommend commissioning Mark for your next project, whether personal or professional. His dedication to his own creation process makes you feel and know that he is fully engaged. It's almost like he is having a cup of coffee (My Grandfather and Dad's favorite past-time together) with the person he is drawing. Mark's immense talent, craftsmanship, and dedication is not only evident, but makes the entire experience that much more meaningful. Thank you Mark for creating a piece for my family to cherish my Grandfather in overflowing loving memory.


James Tracy

   Mark Adams has completed many projects for Water Street Studios over the years, and several during my tenure here. Mark is a true professional. He has great vision and ideas for a project and finds a way to do a great job on a reasonable budget. He is easy to collaborate with, even when projects become complex. Likewise, he produces high quality work efficiently, which is all I could ever hope for He consistently exceeds expectations between his reliability and creativity. He is one of the best I've worked  with. Period!

   Beth Walker

Mark was a pleasure to work with. Every step of the process was clear, well communicated, and on schedule. There was never an issue with any adjustments request. Everyone loves our downtown kiosks and we're so happy they will be enjoyed for years to come!


Dave Wensel

Mark is a wonderful artist that also solves practical problems with inspired creative solutions. To get my large format printer into my studio I needed to widen my studio door. Mark proposed a sliding barn door that doubled access width. The result is a showpiece at Water Street Studios. He made the door an impactful work of art that functions beautifully as a gateway to my studio. In addition, he has fashioned a variety of compelling additional functional and decorative art for the door and studio including the padlock securing my studio.

The studio door is just one example of Mark’s ability to meet practical requirements with verve and the artistic sensibility. He is however, not only a talented artist, but a reliable and dependable provider of metal working expertise. He completes

projects timely and at reasonable cost. He is easy to work with and committed to making his commission clients happy and satisfied with project results. I couldn’t recommend Mark more


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