Trisha AdamsTrisha was born and raised in California. She attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri with a year’s honor study in Oxford, England. She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in psychology, but it was her work as editor of the college yearbook which sparked her choice of vocation. She moved to Virginia and began working in the advertising department of a local newspaper. Because of her interest in computers, she quickly made the transition to desktop publishing and opened her own graphic design firm in 1985. After selling her business in 1990, she went to work for a color printing company establishing their electronic prepress department and retail service bureau.

Trisha began painting in 2001 and by 2004, she was painting fulltime. Landscapes are a favorite subject and she travels most summers to Provence to paint. She is a member of the 100-year-old Washington Society of Landscape Painters. Trisha’s paintings are in prominent collections including the Virginia State Senate, the town of Leesburg, VA, the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, and the Winchester Medical Center.

Video Interview: National Geographic videographer Nancy Sanders recorded a 3-minute interview with Trisha Adams.


I just got back to the office from hanging your pieces up at WMC and I am smitten with them. In fact, that’s probably not even strong enough of a word for how much I liked them. The color palettes were impeccable. I must say that I have never been a still life fanatic, but seeing your pieces in person has made me fall in love with yours!! It took a lot of energy not to walk out of there with them under my arm. Thanks again for being so helpful throughout this whole process – you have been a pleasure to work with and I really hope we can do it again!! AT, Corporate Art Firm, VA March, 2012


“Please tell Trisha that we absolutely love the piece of art she painted for us!!! It looks perfect! We hope to buy more pieces from her in the future. It was so wonderful that she came to our house. The colors in the painting fit the accents in the room. Take care!” A & C S Glen Allen, VA

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