Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Adam Smith: A Natural Selection. This newest collection of work by the young Montana wildlife artist will be available to view in the gallery from September 10-30 and an artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 from 4:00 7:00 pm. Smith will be available to meet with collectors and discuss his newest works. All works will be sold by draw on September 15, 2018.
This latest grouping of work by the 34-year-old nationally acclaimed artist will mainly focus on North American big game animals. Due to the limited number of available paintings and high collector demand, all works will be sold by a fixed price draw during the reception.
Although he has had no formal training, Smith says he has benefited from the mentorship of one of country’s foremost wildlife artists- his father Daniel Smith. As a young boy, Smith recalls family trips that were often centered on nature, whether hiking in Glacier National Park or mountain biking along the coast of Molokai, Hawaii. Today, his home in Montana, nestled in the woods at the base of a mountain, offers a source of constant inspiration with frequent visits from elk, moose, deer, mountain lions and bears.
An enthusiastic traveler and explorer, Smith says the best part of his profession is going out and gathering reference material. Research trips have taken him to Utah, Alaska, Africa and countless national parks in his quest to realistically capture his subjects in their natural habitat.
Smith notes, “Painting for a larger show lets me explore a wide variety of subjects with no limitations. Although challenging it is a very rewarding experience. I enjoy the freedom that lets my inspiration guide me. The creative juices really start to flow when I can paint what I want when I want with no deadlines in mind. I am truly blessed to be able to do this for a living. “