Victoria Adams

Victoria Adams

"Each painting I do provides an intimate window into a particular universe.  The places I paint do not exist in real life, yet each depiction is “real” in its own way.  I invite a viewer to insert him- or herself into the boundaries of the painting and set about to roam.  I use the contours of the land, strategically placed trees, waterways, the horizon, and especially my trademark skies to invite exploration and reaction to the parts of each particular scene—as well as how each scene is rendered in oil paint on linen.  Each painting is a unique locale—a little universe—drawing us in to linger and explore.

I do want the paintings to provide an interface between how a painting is experienced and how nature is experienced.

I feel that it is still possible, and probably more important than ever during our current preoccupation with climate change and global warming, for an individual, standing alone before a landscape to have a conscious awareness of being overwhelmed--whether you want to call this state transcendence, or joy, or fear, or vulnerability in an unpredictable universe.

I want a viewer to feel participation and inextricable belonging in the larger matrix of sky, distance, and land that I paint."

- Victoria Adams

Centuries of landscape painting tradition inform the work of Victoria Adams. Light shimmering through a cloud-laden sky, meandering rivers, and an uninterrupted terrain filled with trees connect her paintings to historical artistic conventions. Despite the scene’s beauty and serenity, it is eerily empty. Adams deliberately omits any signs of human habitation, editing out roads, farms and towns. These omissions remind us of how much we value the notion of unspoiled wilderness.

Far Shore | 33" x 38" | oil on linen | 2019

Infinite Shore | 54" x 66" | oil & wax on linen | 2019

Lowlands #102 | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2010

Blue Mind II | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2020

Silver Clear | 32" x 48" | oil on linen | 2020

Prairie Dusk | 24" x 48" | oil on linen | 2020

Aqueous Edge | 26" x 48" | oil on linen | 2020

Cloud Cover | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2020

Light Sense | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2020

Duration | 36" x 60" | oil on linen | 2018

Lowlands #111 | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2016

Lowlands #112 | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2016

Territorials #3 | 12" x 24" | oil on linen | 2006

Mt. Rainier | 6" x 6" | oil on panel | 2019

Little Storm | 6" x 8" | oil on panel | 2018

Treeline Shoreline | 50" x 60" | oil on linen | 2018

Lowlands #120 | 24" x 24" | oil on linen

Former Fields Anew | 48" x 60" | oil on linen | 2019

Lost River Plain | 12" x 36" | oil on linen

Overhead | 13" x 13" | oil on linen on panel | 2018

Even Now | 13" x 13" | oil on linen on panel | 2018

Perfect Sense | 24" x 36" | oil on linen

Perpetual | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2018

Permonition | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2018

Autumnal Beach | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2018

Wider World | 24" x 72" | oil on linen | 2017

Onshore | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2017

Other Terrains | 60" x 40" | oil on linen | 2017

In Suspension | 40" x 34" | oil on linen | 2017

Reflection Chamber | 36" x 54" | oil on linen | 2017

New Shore | 30" x 40" | oil on linen | 2018

Afterglow | 33" x 38" | oil on linen | 2016

Wave Light | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2017

Harmonium | 48" x 72" | oil on linen | 2017

Harbor | 24" x 24" | oil on linen | 2017

Mirage | 40" x 74" | oil on linen | 2017

Blue Mind | 60" x 60" | oil on linen | 2017

Destination | 60" x 60" | oil on linen | 2016

Wellspring | 36" x 36" | oil on linen | 2016

Still Shore | 34" x 40" | oil on linen | 2017

October Ochre | 48" x 48" | oil on linen | 2017

Under a Painted Sky | 72" x 60" | oil on linen | 2017

Steep Sky | 72" x 60" | oil on linen | 2017

Quiet Canon | 36" x 60" | oil on linen | 2015

Inversion | 24" x 36" | Oil on Canvas | 2015

Undulant Sea | 48" x 48" | oil on linen | 2015