Project Description

Vona Adams-Lawrence

Oregon City, Oregon

My art journey began as a child in Nevada’s high desert and has blossomed in the lush greenery of western Oregon. Nature has given me a feast for the eyes in shifting colors, lights and patterns. I try to capture those elements in my paintings, relying on realistic interpretations to help my subjects tell their stories.

Just as nature presents changing views, my artwork has been through several changes, too. As a high school student, I was not encouraged to follow my leanings towards art, but became “self-taught” as I pursued unrelated careers.

Once in Oregon, I was fortunate to find excellent teachers who helped me develop my skills in oils, acrylics and watercolor.

Though my painting subjects are diverse, each has a backstory of personal significance. “Days Gone By” shows an abandoned boat – memories of my father & spending many days on the water with him. My lavender fields remind me of happy days with my husband, touring Oregon and snapping many reverence photos for me.

I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I.


2021 Oregon City Festival of the Arts


  • Three Rivers Art Gallery, Citizens Bank Gallery
  • Oregon City Public Library
  • Oak Grove Water District
  • Oregon City Chamber of Commerce
  • Clackamas County Fair 2019 & 2021
  • Blue Pine Gallery Gresham, Or.
  • A Perfect Piece Gallery Lake Oswego Or.
  • Art-O-Maddic Gallery Canby Or.
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