Collection: Adam Bigham


1. What do you do when you’re not making art? (Day job etc...).

Since 2003 I have been breeding pear and apple varieties, having named 'Rush McKean' apple for example. Collaborator/enthusiasts in states such as Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan and Mississippi, have my trees under trial. For most of the time since things shut down in 2020 I have been a stay at home parent. My son was in 2nd grade when COVID-19 arrived, and his healthy growth has been a focus, including artistic growth.

2. Why do you make art?

Art allows the stuff of my mind to come before my eyes, so it is therapeutic. But the main WHY is because I like to have it on my wall. How does it make me feel in this moment; how does this artwork affect me over time? There is a variety of human experience among people, yet there is a oneness, a connectedness, which gives me confidence that an artwork that pleases me (apart from the error of conceit,) will have an appeal for many others.

3. What inspires you?

Gratitude tends to be my inspiration, for a single breath enables a person to exhale the past and inhale the next moment, and each of those moments is an opportunity to have gratitude. I wish a blessing on others through my artwork.

4. What/who are your influences?

I haven't been immersed much in the world of painting/painters, so my influences are from other creative endeavors: Peter M. Gideon, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Jah9 among them.

5. If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?

Steve Irwin. He was a hero of mine, and the world lost a great champion of conservation when he passed.