Trisha Adams' paintings are representational with a dash of abstraction. Her aim is not to render "objects," instead recording the pattern of colored shapes. Upon stepping back, the shapes coalesce into things, people and places. It feels like magic. The painting is not a faithful portrayal of reality. Rather, it is the artists' take on things. Just as a writer picks and chooses the details to include and the words with which to flavor or slant a story, the artist edits the content of the painting. Through exaggeration and editing, the visual joy of the scene is made clear.