Connecting with Artist Adrien Broom

by Jane Ahrens
Behind the Scenes of the Room without Color shoot – Adrien Broom’s Studio. © Adrien Broom

Whether she’s working on her acclaimed Color Project in her Andy Warhol-esque studio space in New Haven, Connecticut (which includes simultaneously shooting a film and creating a book), going on the road with friends Grace Potter and the Nocturnals as their official photographer, or building ornate sets out in the woods, Adrien is always bursting with a creative energy that can only be described as beautifully organic. ~ Mila Pantovich

In a recent article in the Huffington Post by Mila Pantovich you get a good sense of her journey and artistic influences. Visit the whole piece here: Artist Adrien Broom Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her Fanciful Photos.

The Color Project: Adrien Broom Reimagines the Rainbow 

It is no coincidence that Adrien is Grace Potter and the Nocturnals official photographer. Adrien and Matt Burr have been friends since they were little, growing up in the summer on Fishers Island together. It was Grace and Matt who encouraged Adrien to become a professional photographer full-time. With time spent on the road over the years, they have published a book, Inside Looking Out: A Decade On The Road With Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

A great photo transcends storytelling; it goes beyond anything a title, date or caption can describe. Unearthing these images is like panning for gold, and only a great artist knows where to dig. Adrien has been deeply entrenched inside our world, capturing images of me and the band since before she even realized that she was a photographer. ~ Grace Potter


Adrien graduated from Northeasten with a degree in computer animation and has studied in Florence and London. Having exhibited her photographs in New York and Connecticut, and participated in the Palazzo Strozzi’s exhibit American Dreamers in Florence,  she now readies for The Hudson River Museum exhibit this summer.  Titled The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy An Installation by Adrien Broom, it will open June 6 – September 26, 2015, part of her Gallery of Fairytales Project.

A few of Adrien’s photos – taken, or imagined – on Fishers Island.

To view more of her work, please visit the links below:

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USCG Eagle passing the Race early morning March 18, 2023 on her return from the Chesapeake Bay. Photo Credit Marlin Bloethe

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