Aaron Reed is an inspirational self-taught artist from Albany, Georgia. He grew up surrounded by African American art in his family home. He discovered his artistic talent in his senior year, when he was a standout Basketball Player at Westover High School. Aaron has a passion for art , and his work is full of feeling, inspiration, and texture. Aaron’s artistic style is impressionism, realism and figurative abstracts. His preferred mediums are prismacolor pencils and acrylic. Aaron gets his inspiration from the surroundings of life and well-known artists such as Thomas Kinkade, Picasso, William Tolliver, Paul Goodnight, Sidney Carter, and others.
In 2005 Aaron was named the artist of the year at Valdosta State University and was among one of the youngest artist to exhibit at the ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2005 in New Orleans as well as the NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, Aaron received national recognition with a featured article in Southwest Georgia Living which set the foundation for his thriving career. Though several years into his career, Reed won’t allow himself to become stagnant. He’s constantly renovating ideas and changing his style, looking for ways to improve. As an artist, he feels as though life revolves around love, music and family.
“Im inspired by what life has to offer. Life requires change and adjustments. As an artist, I am blessed to capture the moments of life that we remember. I am here to share these moments we cherish with you.”