Michael Lynn Adams

Michael Lynn Adams

My art celebrates the simple beauty and vitality of commonplace objects. Painting these images is an act of contemplation that I hope produces objects that bring the joy of discovering unexpected beauty in things we often take for granted. A bunch of onions, a head of garlic, a sliced lime, a peeled lemon, can all bring a sense of wonder when we take the time to look. My wife and I are advocates for healthful living with a deep appreciation for beauty and simplicity in everyday daily life. The light and luminosity in my work are symbols of those values.

My work is in pri­vate and public col­lec­tions through­out the United States. Collector  Maggie Kruger noted in American Art Collector Magazine that my work “has a lumi­nous qual­ity; ema­nat­ing a quiet glow on the gallery wall. Collectors are mes­mer­ized and drawn to each of the works, mov­ing from each jewel-like paint­ing, bask­ing in the reflected light.”

A Los Angeles, California res­i­dent I am a mem­ber of the California Art Club, International Guild of Realism and an asso­ciate mem­ber of the Oil Painters of America (OPA). My paint­ings have been exhib­ited in national and inter­na­tional shows, includ­ing Salon International, OPA National and OPA Western Regional shows.


Oil Painters of America
International Guild of Realist
California Art Club
Portrait Society of America


Principle Gallery – Charleston
125 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 727-4500

Principle Gallery – Alexandria
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-9326

Partial Exhibit List:

Group Exhibition – California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Fischer Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibition – These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things -annual Still Life show, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC
Solo Exhibition – Fresh Harvest, Museum of Ventura County, Ventura, CA

Group Exhibition – Salon International 2013, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
Group Exhibition – California Lutheran University Faculty Show – Government Center, Ventura, CA
Group Exhibition – The Man Show – Kwan Fong Gallery of Art, Thousand Oaks, CA

Solo Exhibition – Garden Inspiration, M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Group Exhibition – Artists for the New Century – Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

Group Exhibition – The New Figurative – Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
Group Exhibition – Private Places – M Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC

Solo Exhibition – Kwan Fong Gallery, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
Solo Exhibition – M Gallery of Fine Art, Sarasota, FL
Solo Exhibition – The Gallery at Overton Hall, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California
Group Exhibition – New Works: ACCV & Friends Exhibit, Thousand Oaks, CA

Salon International 2009 – Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas – Top 50 Jury Choice
SmallWorks North America, Greenwich Workshop Gallery, Fairfield, Connecticut

Salon International 2008 – Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Competition 2008 – Devin Galleries, Coeur d’Alene, ID
Oil Painters of America National Competition 2007 – Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Texas