Adams creates richly textured oil paintings on canvas and finely detailed watercolor works on paper, finished with intricate gold-leaf applique. In a style inspired by classical pietas and Byzantine era icon paintings, his work introduces modern symbolism and ideologies. Beau creates images of holy men with patterned vestments and Russian gang tattoos, vivid and energetic oil paintings borrowing from classical composition that highlight the violence often intertwined with religion throughout history.
Adams has been creating works intimately in his San Francisco based studio for the past decade. Having stepped away from the exhibition circuit except for one show at Athen B Gallery in early 2016, Beau has amassed a large collection of works that have yet to be exhibited and represent a culmination of a dedicated and profoundly personal, creative evolution.