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About Adam Smith

Raised in a family immersed in the wildlife art world, Adam Smith was nurtured on nature. “We
always had a variety of animals in and around our house – from ducks, rabbits, parrots and iguanas to
the more domestic horses and dogs. Life was never dull (or quiet) around our house.” Adam’s father,
wildlife artist Daniel Smith, often had mounts, skins and wildlife reference material scattered around
his studio. The family trips were often centered on nature, whether hiking in Glacier National Park or
mountain biking along the coast of Molokai, Hawaii. Adam’s home in Montana, nestled in the woods
at the base of a mountain, offers frequent visits from elk, moose, deer, mountain lions and bears.
Adam says, “Nature was just a part of who we were as a family.”

At age 16, Adam started with pencil drawings of bears, wolves and waterfowl. Fascinated with his
father’s early career in duck stamps, Adam decided he wanted to learn how to paint and subsequently
entered the Montana Junior Duck Stamp competition. His first entry in 2001 placed first. In 2006
Adam truly found his passion with acrylic painting. Daniel Smith says, “Many people assume that I
taught Adam how to paint or that he picked it up by watching me work throughout his twenty-two
years. The fact is his talent is innate. I did not teach him how to paint. Once he painted a small
portrait of an African lion to see if he could paint fur. When he presented me with the finished work I
was shocked because it looked like I painted it. Adam has a gift and I look forward to watching him
grow and develop as an artist. We plan to take many reference trips together and share a bond that
goes beyond the typical father and son relationship.”

Click on the images below to view Adam Smith's artwork available for sale at this year's show.

Past Artwork


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