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Patti Adams - Premium Artist

A California native, Patti Adams grew up in southern Florida with a passion for art and music. She became a classical musician and is now a professional flutist performing in New Orleans with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.


  • Possibilities by Patti Adams, oil on canvas<br>11 x 9 inches

    Possibilities
    oil on canvas
    11 x 9 inches

  • The Gates by Patti Adams, watercolor painting<br>22 x 30 inches

    The Gates
    watercolor painting
    22 x 30 inches

  • Painting Music by Patti Adams, oil on canvas<br>24 x 24 inches

    Painting Music
    oil on canvas
    24 x 24 inches

  • Sunbathers by Patti Adams, watercolor<br>30 x 22 inches

    Sunbathers
    watercolor
    30 x 22 inches


Throughout her musical life, Patti has actively pursued a parallel career with art. She is an award winning, signature member of the Louisiana Watercolor Society, studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and is currently the director of the Garden District Gallery. She has participated in numerous invitational art shows and has twice been awarded Best of Show for her work in oil painting. She has produced designs and artwork for many organizations in the city, including the Krewes of Rex and Hermes, the Windsor Court Hotel, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Orleans Opera. Most recently, she created the scenic artwork used in the opera's 2010 production of The Magic Flute. As a calligrapher, her work has appeared in Bon Appetit, Southern Living and Victoria magazines, the Pickwick Club, Galatoire's Restaurant, and in the acclaimed Windsor Court Hotel, where she has performed for Afternoon Tea since 1984. Ms. Adams is assistant principal flutist with the LPO and a faculty member of Loyola University's College of Music.

In her musical travels, she has visited many museums and been deeply influenced by seeing the work of Vermeer, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer and Van Gogh. 'In my dual existence as a professional flutist and visual artist, I continually enjoy exploring color, line and texture - whether it is with a piece of artwork I'm creating or a challenging piece of music I'm performing. The endless discovery of color and nuance is captivating, both visually and aurally.

In addition to a life in New Orleans of teaching, painting and performing, Patti spends the month of August painting in Colorado with her husband, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra timpanist Jim Atwood, in their tiny mountaintop cabin with their very large Old English Sheepdog, Gracie.

May '14


  • Sundance by Patti Adams, watercolor painting<br>15 x 11 inches

    Sundance
    watercolor painting
    15 x 11 inches

  • The Singer by Patti Adams, , oil painting<br>18 x 24 inches

    The Singer
    , oil painting
    18 x 24 inches

  • My Self-Portrait by Patti Adams, oil on canvas<br>10 x 12 inches

    My Self-Portrait
    oil on canvas
    10 x 12 inches

  • Illuminating New Orleans: Garden District by Patti Adams, gouache on vellum<br>4 x 2 3/4 inches

    Illuminating New Orleans: Garden District
    gouache on vellum
    4 x 2 3/4 inches



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