Original: Acrylic on Wood
I headed out to Colorado last winter to see an old friend. I hadn't seen her in a long time, so we decided to take a road trip to some of her favorite riding spots. One of these was Silverton, which has always been high on my list of places to visit. I flew into Denver, got in the car, and we drove six hours straight to get there in time to ride the next morning.
It was a sunny semi-pow day, but the real jewel was the terrain and vibe of the place itself. I fell in love with the janky old recycled chairlift, the worn-out Phazer snowmobile half-buried in the mud, the hut at the top, and oh—that ridge line.
A few months later I was preparing a number of new paintings for a show in L.A., and I found an old solid piece of wood behind the dumpster at one of my pickin' yards. I knew what I wanted to paint on it the minute I saw it. The old paint, the expressive wood grain—it was perfect for a tribute painting to Silverton. I put all my favorite parts of that day in there.
18" x 44"
45 limited-edition signed and numbered prints
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. He has paid the bills as a commercial illustrator for such clients as Nike 6.0, Tonka, Pirelli, and Specialized. However, Haynes refreshes his creative coffee cup several times a year with a scattering of art shows at galleries throughout the Northwest.