Born in 1957, Adams grew up in Greenwich Village, New York. She studied drawing and painting at the high school of Music & Art, The Art Students League and Hunter College. She is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu/London and has freelanced as a food stylist and recipe editor. Adams was selected for the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK10 program. Her paintings have been shown in Cooperstown, Oneonta and Saratoga Springs, New York. Upcoming shows include at a group show at the Martin Mullen Gallery/ SUCO. She lives in Delaware County, New York with her daughter.