“I did not begin wood burning until April, 2020 during the stay-at-home orders issued Nationwide. I had seen wood burning art of animals online and thought I would give it a try. I had been artistic growing up, but never did any art with wood. When I bought the first piece of wood and materials I never would’ve imagined it would become a business someday.
I began making ocean-themed pieces because I am an avid scuba diver and was finishing up a degree in marine biology. I wanted to challenge myself and try to do a portrait. My first sports piece was of one of Kobe Bryant’s iconic poses. Sports figures became popular among my following on social media and I began to make more and more for those that requested them. I was lucky enough to do some work for a few professional athletes that shared my art on their social media pages which helped me gain a larger following and led to more commissions.
I got to a point where I needed to make it into a business and officially formed Adam Mahr Art, LLC. As of now I am working on my art full time out of St. Petersburg, Florida.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, so anytime I get the chance to do a Pittsburgh themed piece I always get excited. I already knew Steelers fans were the best, but I get to see it firsthand every time I post a new Steelers piece. Everyone is so supportive and they love sharing it with fellow fans. There’s no need to pay for advertising when you have Steelers Nation!
One thing I really enjoy about custom work is that just about every piece I do is something different which keeps it exciting. I look forward to what the future holds and hope I can keep spreading a unique form of art to people.” — Adam.