Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra Welcomes a New Artist
Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra is excited to welcome Aaron Whitehouse to the gallery!
Aaron has always had a desire to communicate that which words cannot contain and his path in life is a testimony to that. He was born in 1975 in Terre Haute Indiana but spent the majority of his childhood and adolescence in the Atlanta Metro area. Poetry was the initial spark which ignited his artistic development. Focusing on writing through his late adolescence and early collegiate years he knew he needed a more comprehensive way to express himself, and thus enrolled in Georgia State’s film school. After graduating from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video.
“Being someone who was always attracted to outsiders as well as people often with no specific training who ultimately forged their own path in life Art proved a natural fit.” Mixed Media and the freedom/absence of structure that can be utilized in that process provided the perfect storm for Aaron’s variety of creative urges and incessant need to evolve artistically. Aaron began exploring using resin in his works which became a staple largely due to the depth he was able to create using the medium.
"I was drawn to using resin because of the depth it can create in a piece; being a person who is drawn to contemplation and other forms of communication that translate "from deep to deep" it seemed resin helped unlock that expression within my art. My working process in resin based works relies heavily on layering and the power of non-thinking. I really only think about the color palette I am using before I start a piece and much of that decision is based on what I am currently experiencing in my life during that time period or moment.” This point is clearly most evident in Aaron’s current Of The Earth series. “My primary focus the last couple years or so has been on my “vocation/place in the world;” I have spent a lot of time on the borders of this world and the next through meditation and my spiritual life but now I am really focused on the here and now of this world and how I can truly be immersed in it. This is why the primary palette of my Of The Earth series distinctly involves “earth tones” and colors that remind me of the ground and strength.”