Aaron Acker, born in 1985, has never been far from a paint brush. He began painting when he was 3 years old, and had a piece entered in his first judged exhibition at the age of 4 1/2. His work has been seen in Alternative Spaces Exhibitions, University Galleries, Private Exhibitions, public galleries, two national calendars, and various other shows.
My art is the visual representation of the world through my eyes. Every painting is influenced by the events of my life, and nothing more than love influences my art. The themes of my work can best be described as the visual metaphor for the joy, pain, excitement or sorrow that I'm living through at any given moment. My most common subjects are floral pieces and portraits. My portraits are meant to portray the story of that person through my eyes, and my art gives me the chance to connect with that person’s essence. My still life and floral pieces are truly another way for me to express the fulfillment or emptiness in one’s life. While I work primarily in oils, the subject matter for which I'm painting and the style that subject demands, is what in the end determines what process I take in creating each piece. My life has been influenced by the stories of such artists as Modigliani, Pissaro, Picasso, and Van Gogh, and I attempt to show respect to what I have learned through them within my art.
After a two year break from my art I plan on aggressively working on portraying people with a sustained emotion fueled by the love in my life. As an artist I believe my job is to show the beauty of this world that so many people over look. I believe that I live on this planet with an inconceivable compassion, and from that compassion I create art.