Wil Adams

Wil Adams is an artist who enjoys creating desert life and southwest vibe art using acrylic, watercolors, and digital drawing with his own unique distinctive designs and characteristics.

Since he lives in southern Utah, a lot of his artwork leans towards cactus, sand, sun, feathers and more recently dream catchers have started to make their way into his artwork. In addition, he’s always enjoyed inspirational quotes and being a massage therapist, so healing vibes are a big part of his life and he pours those intentions into his artwork. 

He’s always been into arts and crafts his whole life, and as he has started to near retirement he wanted to reinvent himself. A few years back, he started to paint for stress relief and now it has turned into an opportunity for him to continue working in his later years. 

Wil studied visual arts in college and worked as a professional photographer for several years after college. Around 30 years ago Wil decided to make a change and pursue a career in the healing arts as a massage therapist. Through those years he was always drawn back to his passion to create visual arts and crafts as a way to relax and bring himself back to the center. Some of his favorite past art mediums were photography, lapidary, silversmith, and polymer clay work. These mediums also allowed him to create wonderful gifts for close friends and family, but he never really wanted to share his work beyond that point, until he discovered he loved to paint. 

He finds that painting to be the most relaxing and creative of all the mediums. It allows him to focus, yet still is able to release the creative passion that derives within him in an abstract way. He continues by saying, “It’s not about controlling every aspect of the work, it’s about laying down an idea or feeling and allowing the colors and paint to transform into a beautiful piece of artwork.”