Galleries, CV


You can find my work at these fine galleries:

The Legacy Gallery

The Mission Gallery

Highlands Art Gallery

Cad Yellow Fine Art

Terakedis Fine Art


  • Pastel Society of America, Signature Member
  • American Impressionist Society, Signature Member

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 First Place, Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show
  • 2015 First Place, 11th Annual Mile High International Exhibition
  • 2014 Best Pastel in Plein Air Magazine’s “Plein Air Salon”
  • 2013 Award of Excellence, American Impressionist Society
  • 2013 Plein Air Magazine Juror’s Choice Award for America’s Parks through the Beauty of Art
  • 2013 First Place for the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100
  • 2012 Third Place in Plein Air Magazine’s “Plein Air Salon”
  • 2011 “Best Quick Draw” Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painter Show 2010 Gold Medal for the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100
  • 2005 Gold Medal for the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100, First Place in the landscape category

Selected Shows and Exhibitions

  • 2016 Maui Plein Air Invitational
  • 2016 Kern County Plein Air
  • 2016 Oil Painters of America’s National Show
  • 2016 American Impressionist Society’s National Show
  •  2015 Instructor and Exhibitor for the IAPS Convention
  • 2014 Presenter for the Plein Air Convention in Monterey, CA
  • 2014 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Show
  • 2014 Art in the Open, Ireland
  • 2015, 2014, 2013 Grand Canyon Celebration of the Arts
  • 2013 America’s Parks through the Beauty of Art
  • 2012, 2013 Door County Plein Air Painting Festival
  • 2012, 2011 Scottsdale Salon, Legacy Gallery
  • 2011-2014 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painter’s National Show
  • 2013,2015, 2011, 2010 American Impressionist Society National Exhibition
  • 2011, 2010 Holiday Celebrations Show, InSight Gallery
  •  2010 Winter in Yellowstone, Simpson Gallagher Gallery


  • 2016 Pastel Journal
  • 2015 Feature Article, Big Sky Journal
  • 2015 Three digital articles for Plein Air Magazine’s “Plein Air Today”
  • 2015 I now write the “Creative Life” column for The Pastel Journal!
  • 2015 “What Happens When you Paint in Morocco” Plein Air Magazine
  • 2013 Pastel Journal, cover image and feature article
  • 2013 Plein Air Magazine, January feature article on plein air pastels
  • 2012 I wrote two articles, one on Sheila Reiman. The second, “The Plein Air Paradox” detailed the process of planning a studio pastel from a plein air pastel 2012 Art Journeys America: Landscapes a landscape survey published by North Light Books
  • 2012 Pastel Journal, Southwest Art • 2011 Southwest Art, Pastel Journal
  • 2010 Southwest Art, Pastel Journal, Plein Air Magazine
  • 2010 Big Sky Journal (I wrote an article about plein air painting in Yellowstone in winter.)


  1. I really enjoyed your article in Pastel Journal April 2015. Your words were profound, writing style is wonderful, and the photo of you surrounded by your work intrigued me enough to visit your website. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s a great read, your work is stunning, and inspiring. I’m looking forward to more articles in Pastel Journal.
    Sandra Donohue, Robson, B.C., Canada


  2. Aaron nice to meet you after your Saturday performance at Shane Center. I enjoyed viewing your work online. I’ll see it live at some point at Legacy gallery. I liked your comment in profiles about how each of us have a unique experience when viewing nature. I’ll look forward to visiting with you again.


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