Adam Smith was born in Minnesota in 1984 and moved to Montana when he was nine years old. Raised in a family immersed in the wildlife art world, Adam was nurtured on nature. "We always had a variety of animals in and around our house from ducks, rabbits, parrots and iguanas to the more domestic horses and dogs. Life was never dull (or quiet) around our house."
Adam`s father, wildlife artist Daniel Smith
, often had mounts, skins and tons of wildlife reference scattered around his studio. The family trips were often centered on nature whether hiking in Glacier National Park or mountain biking along the coast of Molokai, HI. Adam`s home in Montana, nestled in the woods at the base of a mountain, offers frequent visits from elk, moose, deer, mountain lions and bears. Smith says, "Nature was just a part of who we were as a family."