Hailing from cornfields of Canton, Ohio, Aaron made his roundabout-way to Portland, Oregon in 2007. He made many stops along the way from studying art at Atlanta College, to doing museum paintings in New Oreleans, to Austin living out of his car in true struggling artist form, to a quick jaunt to Alaska before landing in San Francisco. Here he returned to his fine art education there studying under brilliant artists and having his own art featured in local galleries and going on to teach on the college level. It was here he dreamed up the idea to start his own fine art studio in Portland, OR. He hopped on his bicycle, yes his bicycle, and rode north to Portland and started The Loaded Brush just 4 years later. Today his dream is growing and he is always trying out new ideas and workshops. His future goals are to finish building his Tiny House on wheels and going on a tour of the US painting murals all along the way.Aaron's teaching style is all about making you comfortable and being creative to bring your own style to the painting while sharing his wealth of knowledge of technique. He is very well versed in teaching to paint with acrylics as well as many other different kinds of media. He has been teaching public classes for 4 years now at The Loaded Brush in Portland, OR.