Victoria Adams is a contemporary landscape painter who lives and works on Vashon Island, a small, ferry-access-only island just outside Seattle, Washington. She finds inspiration for her primary subject matter—the sky, the land, and deep atmospheric space—in the weather and views of the Pacific Northwest, yet her imagery transcends regionality. Her work combines her memories of places and paintings that suggest timeless views of the landscape.
The artist was born in Columbus, OH in 1950 and received a BA in English Literature from Ohio State University. In her twenties, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, initiated her training in the visual arts and received a BFA in Painting from the University of Washington, studying under the renowned painter Jacob Lawrence.
Adams’ work has been exhibited widely at galleries in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Montreal, Ketchum, ID, and Portland, OR. Her work is included in the permanent collections at the Tacoma Art Museum in WA; the Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA; and in numerous private and corporate collections. Her paintings will be the subject of a mid-career retrospective as part of the Northwest Perspective Series at the Tacoma Art Museum in 2010.