Artíst Bio - Rhonda Radford Adams
Rhonda is a native Houstonian and life-trained artist. Her latest body of work is a series of art inspired mantras brought to life in her original works. Rhonda works in a variety of mix media such as textiles, ceramics and paints to blend a unique collage of textures into her art.
From the bold and rhythmic patterns of West African fabrics to the fineandmade papers of Japan, much of Rhonda’s creativity is inspired by her travels. Having traveled to more than 14 countries, she believes that each destination brings a powerful opportunity to create healing art experiences with others around the world. Rhonda has published several of her original art works, in public and private collections nationally and internationally .
A registered dental hygienist of 26 years, Rhonda has discovered first hand the healing power of art as she has transformed her passion for wellness and creativity into a growing line of healing art products under her personal brand known as ARTRRA (Art by Rhonda Radford Adams). Having served as director for the Art Angels Healing Arts Program, Rhonda has worked extensively with community organizations, hospitals and schools to provide social wellness through the arts with the young and young at heart.
Rhonda believes strongly in the power of giving and provides donations of her original artwork and volunteers much of her free time to select health arts programs locally and abroad.. Hence, she shares these creative experiences thru her , " FEELanthropy", an online blog of free health arts resources designed to inspire a lifestyle of creativity and wellness for all. Rhonda is a member of the Smile Makers, a Travel Group that volunteers to communities locally and abroad to provide free health arts resources and education.
Also recognized as Houston's 25 Most Influential Women - 2007 ;received The Sunstar Butler Award in 2008 ; and was Artist of the Year 2001 for Texas Children’s Making a Mark Exhibit. In her personal time Rhonda enjoys running, yoga, Salsa dancing, traveling and spending quality time with her family.