As Outdoorsmen we have a serious obsession with our vehicles, we outfit them with specialized equipment, and they take us to remote places to pursue our outdoor dreams. Whether your passion is fishing, hunting, mountain biking, river rafting or climbing, I’m sure you have had a vehicle that has helped you make your trips a reality or you’ve dreamed of having that completely outfitted vintage 4x4 that could transport you to your next adventure.
Golden Co based artist Adam Ambro is in an avid outdoorsman traveling Colorado and the west. During his adventures, he takes time to document the many different types of adventure vehicles that people use to get out into the wilderness in pursuit of their chosen activities. When Adam returns to his studio, he uses layers for pen and marker and whatever else is handy to create unique multimedia art pieces on a canvas of recycled newspaper classified ads. These drawings capture the true spirit of these vehicles imperfections, rust, and all of the scars they have earned over the years taking us on adventures. If your lucky enough to have owned one of these iconic adventure vehicles or you hope to create your own in the future. Looking at Adams artwork really resonates with those of us who love the outdoors, getting off the beaten path and away from the masses to pursue our outdoor adventures and the special vehicles we call on to get us there.
You may have seen Adam’s work at some of the local Colorado Breweries or come across him and his work at one of the local Art festivals he does each year including Crested Butte and Golden Co. Adam is a full-time architect and part-time artist. He was named a 2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Emerging Artist and honored in the 2D category at the 2015 Golden Fine Arts Festival. Professionally, Adam was recognized as the 2013 AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year and a 2014 Engineering News-Record Mountain States top 20 under 40 professional. Adam does do commissioned work from time to time if you have the ultimate adventure vehicle that needs to be immortalized and hung on your wall to document the great trips you two have had maybe Adam is your guy.
Each Quarter TrueFly Supply will be featuring an artist whose work we admire and who we feel our Members should be aware of them and their work. Adam is our featured artist for 4th quarter 2018. We are including a sticker of his work in each member Supply box each month, and he has created a limited edition of prints available only in the TrueFly Supply shop. You can also see more of Adam’s work at his site www.adamambro.com.