It is easy to be inspired living in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Growing up skiing, hunting, rafting, fishing, and hiking I have seen amazing things. I’ve witnessed the awesome power of nature. Thunderstorms, hail, blizzards and thunder snow. I’ve seen the beauty in a field of wildflowers and the force of the wind in the trees. Traveling outside of Colorado has introduced me to the mighty ocean, glaciers, and the Grand Canyon. Natural phenomena inspires my creativity.
When I create my artwork I aim to capture the energies of nature. I want to provide the feeling of climate, and a livable, emotional, and sometimes ethereal environment. My paintings may range from a passing storm at dusk to the sun's radiant glow. I’m influenced by the abundance of wildlife I see and the history of taming the Wild West. I want my images to intrigue, provide something to ponder, spark the imagination, and give us a dreamy sense of "I've been there, or I've seen this."
Nature's energy is not at rest. It is living and always transforming. My passion is to capture the restless beauty of nature.
Adam Stewart was very fortunate to grow up surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Aspen trees generate early childhood memories of the outdoors: the smells, the sounds, and the beauty. The Stewart family relied on the Aspen tree for firewood as their home was heated by a wood-burning stove. This tree series is dedicated to the love of those memories.
Stewart developed a different technique for this concept. Each painting is crafted using trowels, (no paintbrush) similar to the Impressionists using a palate knife. The shimmering glow is created by adding gold and silver leaf to the surface. To enhance the luminosity, a transparent blend of acrylics and mixed media sculpt the trees, leaves and landscape allowing the glowing silver and gold to show through. Nothing compares to the illuminating glow of sunlight passing through the leaves of the Aspen trees.