Born and raised in South Africa, South African artist Jen Adam started her working career in the creative industry before resigning after 10 years of service to be at home with her two children, Shaun and Jodi. A self-taught South African artist, Jen Adam later went on to open a ceramic business which operated for almost 20 years. During this time, Jen Adam offered art classes and training to other aspiring artists, teaching the craft of being a ceramist artist. Jen Adam also exhibited and sold her artwork across various art galleries. After much encouragement from her husband, Bill, and fellow artist and friend, Natasha Barnes, Jen Adam started to paint seriously and found that her paintings sold as fast as she could paint them.