Bio:

Aaron Coberly was born in Seattle in 1971. He has been drawing for as long as he can remember. He started taking art seriously as a teenager after being invited to attend a life drawing class. Living and traveling in Europe further inspired him. He began oil painting in 1999. His work is primarily figurative with a stylistic nod to the Masters and the Impressionists. Aaron runs an open painting and drawing session in Seattle. He resides in the greater Seattle area and is married with a young son. Every day I work on becoming a better artist.

I believe that art in all of its forms is a way for a person to communicate their feelings to others in an emotional and unique way. I feel that through painting I can show others a world that is inside of me. I enjoy taking elements of the existing world and through paint creating a new vision, a moment, a life that is eternal. I want to share the love that I feel when I look at a painting that touches me. For me creating a connection with the viewer is critical, that is when I feel the life of the painting begins.

My thoughts on painting are as follows. First and foremost composition is critical without an interesting composition a painting or any work of art is dead. Drawing in imperative as well, you have to be able to put what you want where you want it. Then there are the elements of form, how to use value, color, edge control and texture to take a 2 dimensional surface and give it depth and space.

I continue to work every day to crystallize my vision by breaking things down and building them up. I feel sometimes I have to lose myself in order to get a better understanding of where I am going. It can be a scary process but without it I don't feel that I can grow as an artist.

 

Galleries:

Fountainheadgallery Seattle

Brackenwood Gallery Langley, Wa

Objects-Images New York

2010 Gallerykc Kansas City

 

Interviews/Articles:

Hotcourses UK

Writeca

Taz Italy

kirkland patch

2011 American Art Collector

2005 How did you paint that? 100 ways to paint. People & and; Figure

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2015 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2013 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2011 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2009 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2008 Petley Fine Arts, Cork St, London, UK

2007 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2006 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa

2003 Paramount Cafe, Seattle, Wa

2002 Cafe Ladro, Seattle, Wa

2002 Paramount Cafe, Seattle, Wa

2001 Black Lab Gallery, Seattle, Wa

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 Brackenwood Gallery Langley, wa

2011 Galerie Kornye West, Fort Worth, Texas

2008 OPA Western Regional show at the Devin Galleries, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

2008 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Stories, informal figurative work"

2007 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Contemporary Figure"

2005 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Human Figure: The art of telling stories"

2003 SGI-USA Seattle Cultural Center, Seattle, Wa "Choose Hope Series 2"

2003 The Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, Wa "Linkages: Human Figure 2003"

2002 Bemis, Seattle, Wa "Consequences"

 

Workshops:

2015 October weekend workshop Gage Academy of Art

2014 October weekend workshop Gage Academy of Art

2014 Gage Academy of Art

2014 Eastside Artists Collaborative

2014 Whidbey Island Fine arts

2013 Eastside Artists Collaborative

2013 Whidbey Island Fine arts