Art is a way to escape and to dream while you are awake.

 ~ Adrienne Trafford

 Adrienne is a fine artist and illustrator who have been formally trained in life-drawing, illustration and graphic design, graduating with honors from Kutztown University.  After graduation she took time off to start a family but as her children grew she could spend more time in the studio and is now a full-time artist.  In addition to working on canvas with acrylic paints, she illustrates in ink and watercolor, both with a vibrant palette.  She is inspired by the lush colors of the landscapes she has witnessed in her travels and also by the valley and hills, which surround her southeastern Pennsylvania home.

During her college years, Adrienne spent time studying art in Italy and France, which expanded her individual style.  Her children have turned up as models in many of her figurative work and have emboldened her creativity and subject matter.  Other influences are traveling, a good book or movie, museums and gardening.  Adrienne‚Äôs work has been collected throughout the United States, Canada, England, Australia, France, South America, Lebanon and Japan. She has designed sets for local theater and has been featured in local magazines on numerous occasions. She is a published author/illustrator for Dover Publishing and Schiffer Publishing and her books can be found at both Dover and Schiffer websites, bookstores and on Amazon.