by Phyllis Adams
"Inspiration for my paintings can come from anywhere; sometimes it's the way the light plays on a subject or an interesting juxtaposition of shapes and colors My purpose, joy and sometimes frustration when painting is to capture what initially inspired me to paint the subject. Much of my work is about color, I like to exaggerate the local color. To me color is a two edged sword, it is at times a struggle but when I think I have hit the right color notes in a painting it can also be a great joy. It is a continuing sense of wonderment and delight when it all comes together and a painting emerges."