Lyrical Light Series
I grew up on a
family owned winery in
Our home was filled with prints of mystical landscapes and strong towering oaks. I discovered years later that these images were created by the artist from “The Golden Age of Illustration”, Maxfield Parrish. Parrish, one of the major influences on Norman Rockwell, was, in my formative years, the major influence on my own fantastical imagination; an influence that became ingrained.
I attained my
Bachelor of Fine Arts, from
After three years of teaching, I resigned my position and struck out into the wilderness of Fine Art. I continued to push myself to create despite the agonizingly slow climb. I owe much to the unending support of those who understood me, my family and friends.
Personally, I find the act of creating my works to be both euphoric and chaotic. Much like life, the studio is a relationship to be constantly appreciated for the grandeur and nuance it provides the creative process. Though a cliché’, it is true, ‘the studio is your mind’.
Adam Hayward has
exhibited regularly in
Public Commission: 1997 Mural-sized
Painting for Mater Ecclesia Institute in Hyde Park,