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Adam Finli was born in 1982 and has been painting most of his life. His upbringing has contributed a unique element to his work. He was raised on an estate in South Africa, where he spent much of his time learning woodworking techniques, primarily traditional wooden masks. His father had a government position that allowed him the opportunity to travel to Italy, Germany, France, and England from the ages of fifteen to seventeen; this exposure impacted him greatly. When the family first arrived in Italy, Adam’s father focused on teaching him the basics of painting, beginning at the age of eleven. He has been consistently painting since then. His exposure to the richness of culture found in museums and architecture offers subtleties to his work today.