Artist Victoria Adams via John Saladino

John Saladino Dining Room. Veranda Magazine. Photo by Antoine Bootz

Most fans of interior designer John Saladino have probably seen by now the January/February 2010 issue of Veranda Magazine featuring his recent work for Veranda's Designer Visions Show House. The article highlights Saladino's interior design for a townhouse in "cinema style" at the Soho Mews in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan. According to the magazine, Saladino was inspired by the film Girl With a Pearl Earring based on the painting with the same name by 17th Century Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer.
The rich fabrics, jewel toned colors and textures of this Saladino dining room immediately caught my attention. The painting above the sofa, however, stopped me from turning the page. The colors, depth and play of light in the painting are as dramatic as the room itself.

High Vista 2007

The credits in the article mentioned that the painting was by Victoria Adams. There was no other mention of the artist, so I searched the web (as usual!) and learned that Victoria Adams is a contemporary landscape painter working in oil and wax on linen, living and working on an island in Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington. The painting in the Saladino dining room is High Vista, shown more closely above.

Beacon 2009

According to her website Victoria Adams "finds inspiration for her primary subject matter—the sky, the land, and deep atmospheric space—in the weather and views of the Pacific Northwest."

Vantage 2009
There are so many of beautiful paintings on Victoria Adams' website. I click through all the images, appreciating the dedication and talent it takes to create such work.

Flume 2008

The paintings are large and bold. Flume measures 30 x 52 and High Vista from the Veranda article measures 72 x 54.
Here is another favorite.

Ocean Airs 2007
And a few more......

Lowlands Place #2 2007

Erbium 2004

Garden of Sky 2009
Approach 2009
These paintings are just a small sample of the artist's work. If you are interested in seeing more and learning about Victoria Adams, you can visit her website here. I also recommend reading the Artist's Statement on the website for insight on her approach to creating these magnificent paintings.
All images (except the first)


  1. Beautiful. I find Garden of Sky particularly striking. Thanks!

  2. Wow! Thank you for sharing this incredible artist with us. I am searching for new original art and I absolutely love her style. It's hard to pick a favorite out of the ones you posted, but I do like the High Vista. There is something angelic about her paintings.

  3. Stunning! I would be happy to own any of them.

  4. Hi Deborah,

    Absolutely beautiful. You have an amazing eye for the most beautiful art!


  5. Deborah,
    I love art, and
    I love how you share different artist with us!

  6. once again deborah you have introduced another artist of spectacular merit. my friends that are artists all claim realistic skies are the most difficult. first sarah lamb and now victoria adams, love it!

  7. I love all these but I think my favourite is Ocean Airs - thank you....
    If you would like to come over to "mine" - post dated 10 January, I have nominated you a "Kreativ" blogger award...
    all best wishes, Sarah x

  8. Thanks for all your research on this wonderful artwork and a glimpse into the work of one of my favourite designers.

  9. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous images of Victoria Adams' paintings. I have had the privilege of meeting her on several occasions and seeing her work firsthand. She is completely genuine and down-to-earth. When natural light highlights her paintings they look life like as in a photograph. Her work is available through Winston Wachter Gallery in Seattle.


  10. What a wonderful paintings! Thank you for introducing this artist!
    The painting is gorgeous in the room of the John Saladino house!!!

  11. divine painting completely in harmony with Saladino's vision. i'm off to repaint my pathetic attempts at cloudy sky on my bathroom walls. it is difficult when dealing with 4 walls - much restraint is necessary to avoid busyness. Seems that the more dramatic is one wall (the one with the sun), the more is soft fuzzy transparency required on the others. Thank you for the introduction to this lovely painter.


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