Born and raised of fine Central Oregon stock, artist Adam Haynes defines his vision of the world through the language of his surroundings—the vivid geography of the Cascade Range and the off-kilter character of its rural inhabitants.
Adam’s pursuit of the creative craft started as a young boy in Camp Sherman, Oregon, where a lack of television and a plentitude of books inspired hours of drawing landscapes and scenes from his imagination. He grew up with a love for the outdoors—colossal trees, lazy rivers, and the snowbound mountains he was skiing by age four and snowboarding by thirteen.
As a young man, Haynes moved to Bozeman, Montana to pursue a fine arts degree at Montana State University. In between graphic design classes, he launched exploratory missions into the steep, rocky terrain of nearby Bridger Bowl. Haynes eventually moved back to the Bend area and struck out as a freelance illustrator. He’s still painting and still getting inspired by road trips and forest rambles.