Febuary Artist of the month Aaron Coleman

I saw this artist work at the Lee’s Summit art fair last fall. His work seems to leap of the canvas. His technique creates a three dimensionality that is uncommon in the painting field. He did not want to discuss his technique, which is understandable, so I am just recreating his website to show you his work. I think this is one of my favorites.

I am reprinting his web page for you to read, he felt that would tell you about him and his art. This is his Biography and Mission statement.
Biography
Before embarking on this artistic endeavor, Aaron had the opportunity to work for one of Orange County, CA top landscape architecture and planning firms. It was here that Aaron was able to meet many great mentors and creative people.  He became a licensed landscape architect in California and was optimistic about a bright future in the field.  The collapse in 2008 shifted the sails as the construction industry became as dry as the southern California climate itself.  Aaron took a couple months to backpack Europe hoping things would quickly rebound.  They didn’t.  He then spent most of 2009 enjoying the California sunshine and developing his creative abilities.  In November of 2009 Aaron had to return to his home state of Missouri where he began fervently creating artwork.  Eventually his artwork began to take off as art festivals and local galleries took interest.   Aaron is proud to be an emerging artist, and hopes to inspire other people to follow their own passions.

Mission Statement

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This work represents my official breakaway from the path that I had been indoctrinated to follow.  This linear path was shattered into a web of possibilities in August of 2008 when I got my now clichéd pink slip.  I was free; free to own my own mind, at least until that next job came around the corner.  Of course weeks turned into months and now almost two years of “owning my own mind.”  Some rewiring has occurred.  It turns out I’m an artist…damn it!  And not the kind of artist that you take and put through landscape architectural school and then expect to sit at a computer for a decade doing computer aided drafting until they can finally move up into middle management.  No!  You can’t tame this creativity and manage it into schedules and profit margins.  I’m a bonefide stay up all night, exhilarated-paint flinging, creative maniac.  You can’t cage this soul!  So I say thank you Mr. Goldman and Mr. Sachs, Freddie, Fannie, and Sallie, and the late Lehman brothers; thank you for helping forge the hammer that shattered my predictable path and reminding who I am as a human being.  I hope my work can be an inspiration to the viewer to follow their own passions in life; enjoy the ride.

His Art.

These are some of the pieces he has for sale on his website. If you are interested, be sure and take a look.

Andromeda Nebula

24″ x 30″ original mixed media painting.

Moonlight Through the Forest

24″ x 24″ original mixed media painting.

Emerald Pond

24″ x 48″ original mixed media painting.

A New Culture on the Horizon

24″ x 48″ original mixed media painting.

A Calming Resolve
24″ x 48″ original mixed media painting.

Dream Catcher
30″ x 48″ original mixed media painting.
When I spoke to Aaron he was busy on his Winter Sun Tour. If any of the shows are in your area, be sure to get out to see him.
2011 Winter Sun Tour:
Jan 8- 9:  24th Annual Boca Fest – Boca Raton, FL
Jan 15 -16:  22nd Annual Downtown Downtown Delray Beach Festival of the Arts – Delray Beach, FL
Jan 22- 23:  2nd Annual CityPlace Art Fair – West Palm Beach, FL
Jan 29 – 30:  8th Annual St. Armands Circle Art Festival – Sarasota, FL
Feb 5- 6:  10th Annual Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts – Hobe Sound, FL
Feb 12-13:  5th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival – Estero/ Bonita Springs, FL
Feb 19-20:  13rd Annual Downtown Sarasota Festival of the Arts – Sarasota, FL

2011 Raising Arizona Tour:
Mar 4- 6:  Carefree Fine Art and Wine Festival – Carefree, AZ
Mar 12 – 13:  13th Annual Litchfield Park Art and Culinary Festival- Litchfield Park, AZ
Mar 18 – 20:  Fountain Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 25- 27:  Tempe Festival of the Arts  – Tempe, AZ

2011 Going Back to Cali Tour:
Apr 1-3:  Indian Wells Art Festival – Indian Wells, CA
Following shows are tentative
Apr 9-10:  California Desert Arts Festival – Palm Springs, CA
Apr 15-16: Downtown Burbank Fine Arts Festival – Burbank, CA

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