Trisha Adams grew up in California. After college, she moved to Virginia. Her first job was in the Ad dept of a newspaper where she met her husband, Sean Adams, a journalist. Once they had children, she operated a graphic design business for twelve years. Trisha began painting in 2001 and became a fulltime artist in 2004. Notable collections holding her work include of the Virginia State Senate, the town of Leesburg, Loudoun County government, the Ritz Carlton and the Winchester Medical Center.