Trailside Galleries is pleased to announce Adam Smith: Wild Encounters This newest col-lection of work by the young Montana wildlife artist will be available to view in the gallery from September 7 thought September 19. The gallery will host an Open House on Saturday September 19 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm This latest grouping of work by the 35-year-old nation-ally acclaimed artist will mainly focus on North American big game animals.
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 Na-tional 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 inspi-ration 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.