Born in Laramie Wyoming, and raised in the west Aaron was heavily influenced by wildlife and the beauty of the Rocky mountains. Wildlife and cartooning were early interests. Aaron drew from an early age and took every art class throughout school that he could. Aaron was inspired by an art teacher in high school that really encouraged him through his teaching as well as his dedication to providing a great studio stocked with top notch supplies and equipment.
Aaron’s continued love for art grew after his move further west and continued his passion in the Arts where he studied and graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle. His early interest were in cartooning as well as graphic design but this soon evolved into commercial art, typography, graphic design, and some commercial illustration.
In 2000 Aaron grew restless and had the chance to travel and see some of the world. For two years the Caribbean would be home , beginning his love for the tropics. Painting as much as he could the islands were a welcome change from the big city grind. A short move back to the Portland, Oregon made longing for the tropical lifestyle that much greater.
The beauty of the islands called him back and an invitation form a friend to visit Kauai came at the perfect time. Aaron’s visit turned into an extended stay where for the past nine years Aaron has been enjoying the island pace of life. The endless beauty of Kauai has been a great catalyst for painting and drawing.
“There are many more interests and things in life, but art and music have always been the way I interpret what I see and experience.”
“Most of the art I do seems to simply be a way to share the excitement I feel when I look around either personally or for a client.”
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