Welsh sculptor Adam Humphreys is an artist with a difference. Working across a myriad of mediums, each piece is bespoke, whether carved from timber with a chainsaw, or metal bent, hammered and welded by hand. With pieces in public and private collections across the UK, Southern Africa and Australia, Adam's work is gaining traction globally. Have sculpture, will travel. His pieces abound in character, taking on the charm and idiosyncrasies of its subjects. Currently living between the wooded valleys of South Wales and the forested mountains of New Zealand's South Island, Adam works closely with his clients to create their sculptural dreams, whilst exploring what can be forged with a blunt hammer and a sharp chainsaw.
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Currently based in Wanaka, New Zealand
A love of timber is in Adam's blood. A third generation woodsman, he grew up working on the family farm and its adjoining woodland, laboring alongside his father planting and felling trees. A creative mind fuelled by his skill with a saw germinated a seed of an idea in teenage Adam; dabbling in figurative shapes and mimicking the characters of the animals around him. This grew into a passion and a career, with Adam's talent garnering fans in Wales. He then spent two years travelling Australia, working as an Artist in Residence at the Crisp Galleries near Yass and exhibiting in Sydney's Botanic Gardens. He is entirely self-taught, using only chainsaws with his timber sculptures. He is now wielding his welding magic in the world of metal, creating large scale pieces that are as much engineering feats as they are mastery in detail. And they're inspired by an extraordinarily vast array of experiences from across the globe - from working on a horse riding safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, to climbing Northern America's highest peak, Mount Denali, Adam takes his inspiration from a swathe of influences. But first and foremost, horses remain his sculptural love. Growing up in the saddle, his affinity with the horse can be seen in the flare of his sculpture's nostrils, the tilt of an ear, the glint of an eye.
Lake Wanaka, New Zealand