Aaron Stansberry born 1978 in Portland, OR, is an acclaimed multidisciplinary artist living in the Pacific Northwest. His most recent works come in a variety of mediums, including a mix of calligraphic and abstract paintings, as well as landscape photography.
Aaron’s interest in calligraphy dates back to his earliest memories of learning how to write. Inspired by the long looping letters and fluidity of his parents’ signatures, he filled countless notebooks trying to create his own unique style, which is still evident today. A lifetime of love for music, poetry, graffiti, and typography has given rise to Aaron’s current series of multi-layered calligraphic paintings. This work aims to capture the curiosity of his viewers by inscribing, in layer after layer of oil and wax, the words that have made an impact on his life. Through careful examination, you may discover poetry, quotes, lyrics, and phrases, which will hopefully elicit some of the same emotions that went into creating each piece. Since we can all relate a song to a particular experience or period in our lives, it’s easy to connect to this body of work.