F R E Q U E N T L Y  A S K E D  Q U E S T I O N S


Where can I buy your artwork?

-You can buy prints and originals through my etsy shop, society6, or these retailers

What medium do you use?

-I mostly paint with oils and watercolors. My favorite brands are Winsor & Newton and Gamblin. 

What do you paint on?

-For oils I paint on wood or gesso boards. For simple watercolor paintings I paint on cold press acid free 140 lb watercolor paper, and for larger more detailed pieces I use Arches 300 lb cold press.

How long have you been painting?

-I started painting as soon as I could pick up a brush. Art was my favorite subject in school and it always felt like it was part of my identity. Painting feels like an extension of myself. I remember in pre-school my teacher called my mom to tell her she was worried about me because I refused to draw stick figures. My mom later told me that I came home that day complaining because I said “people don’t look like sticks!”, but I hadn’t figured out yet how to draw a human body. I’ve been infatuated with painting and drawing ever since.

Can I get a tattoo of one of your paintings/designs?

-I'm incredibly appreciative and honored that anyone would want my art on their body. A purchase of a tattoo/digital download via my etsy shop gives you full consent and permission to get a design tattooed on you. It's only $25 and is a wonderful way to help support me as an artist as these designs are all made by hand and take a long time to make. If you plan on posting your finished tattoo on social media, please tag me at @trishathompsonadams as I'd love to see how it turned out! 

What inspires you to paint?

-I’m very much inspired by nature, anatomy, and astronomy. I feel they are very much full of life and full of death, and I find that very intriguing/beautiful.

What inspired you to paint anatomy?

-When I started painting the floral anatomy series I was intrigued by something Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime”. I wanted to elaborate on that idea and focus my works on the harmony between humans/animals intertwined with earthly and celestial elements.

-Additionally, at the time I started this series my husband was in grad school and I'd often help him study for exams and fell in love with the medical images from his textbooks in the process. 

Can I get a square print made portrait size and vice versa? 

-At the moment I can't change the orientation of my prints. There are some prints listed with different orientations, but usually I can't change any image as it directly affects the main subject matter getting cropped out. 

What are charity prints?

Prints on Etsy that have "charity" written in the title are artworks that give back 10% of sales to a medical organization in need. Each listing includes which organization will be receiving donations. 

Do you film tutorials of you painting?

-I currently don’t do tutorials due to time constraints, but I do post occasional in progress videos on my Instagram.