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, New Zealand 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.
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.
To enquire about collaborations, commissions and pricing, email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam is currently based in New South Wales, Australia.
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. This led to Adam experimenting with his chainsaw, teaching himself how to sculpt using just a saw and sandpaper.
Diagnosed as dyslexic, Adam sees the world differently; with a three-dimensional grasp, he is able to see figures within lumps of wood and what a bar of steel could be. Starting to sell his work in Wales, Adam then travelled to Australia and at 22-years of age, took up as Artist in Residence at the Crisp Galleries near Yass. He has exhibited in Sydney's Botanic Gardens and his works have been secured by both public and private collections.
In 2018, Adam started to experiment with metal, wielding his welding magic to create large scale pieces that are as much engineering feats as they are mastery in detail. His pieces are inspired by a vast array of experiences across the globe - from managing a horse riding safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, to climbing Northern America's highest peak, Mount Denali. Moving to New Zealand's Wanaka in 2019, Adam took up place as artist in residence at fabrication workshop, 'Metal Works', which he calls his "PHD year in sculpture".
Currently, Adam is based in Tamworth, in Australia's Northern New South Wales. He is privileged to work alongside for-purpose organisation, 'BackTrack Youth Works'; founded by the 2020 Australian Hero of the Year, Bernie Shakeshaft. Adam works with the at-risk boys and girls enrolled in the program, teaching welding and sculpture.