Patrick Adams was born into the rural farming community of Worthington, MN in 1965. It was on the tall-grass prairie with its vast horizon, dramatic light and thousands of natural lakes that Adams came to love the landscape that would become the dominant subject of his work. After graduating from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 1989 with a BA in studio art, Adams went on to the University of Kentucky graduate school to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in painting. Having earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992, he began exhibiting his paintings both locally and across the United States. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Adams' work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States such as the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Hilliard Lyons, Louisville, KY, Gaylord International Convention Center, Washington, DC and many others. He had his first solo museum exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Art, Science, and History in May of 2016. Adams’ painting, “Rockface” was featured in People Magazine: Country Special Edition (Oct. 2011) in an article on multi-Grammy Award winning artist and member of musical trio Lady Antebellum, Dave Haywood, who owns the painting. Patrick lives with his wife, Terre, in Lexington, KY.