Artist Aaron Westerberg is an American artist and oil painter living in Los Angeles, California known for exceptional portraits of women. In addition, he has been called a modern day Sargent by many in the art community. Recent landscape work has featured references from his trips to Charleston, SC. Art is often a collision of coincidences and passion.
For Westerberg, time and place aligned in unforeseen ways, igniting a canvas and sparking an impassioned affair with colors, movement, and stillness. Skillfully capturing a singular moment in time, Aaron Westerberg, a classically trained oil painter, actively explores the world of poetry through the use of color, shadow, contrast, and tone.
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His work evokes emotions and connection that span beyond the piece itself. Connecting us with one another, connecting us with our own darkness as well as our brilliant light. His solo exhibition, “Distilled Memories”, captures the links that connect us all. The complexities of being alive, being human, loving and hurting. And our deepest yearning to immortalize brief instances of time, to cling onto them for as long as we can.
Remembering every freckle, every curve and every flicker of light across skin. His work is evocative, captivating eyes while forcing us to feel emotions we may have long forgotten. He utilizes color in a way that inspires sentiment, layering and composing shades like a sonata. Moreover, even in stillness, there exists a perpetual movement in his works. In summary, Westerberg serves as a creator of beauty, reminding us that it can exist in unexpected places and should be captured, held, and shared.
Westerberg taught painting at the California Art Institute from 2000- 2005 and from 2005-2010. He was a popular faculty member at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Westerberg’s work won the Best in Show award in the Raymar Annual Art contest, as well as Bold Brushes’ Painting competition. Additionally, his work was selected as a finalist in the figurative, drawing, and animal categories of ARC International's annual Salon. His work "Belena" was chosen for the cover of the hardcover book "Strokes of Genius", a collection of the best drawings from around the globe. Additionally, Southwest Art magazine has featured Aaron in their annual roster of "Twenty-One Under Thirty-One".
In addition, American Art Collector magazine has featured him in focus story, and Fine Art Connoisseur has showcased his work. Furthermore, he has recieved the honor of being named one of the best 24 artists under 40 by Artists' Magizine. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and a Signature Member of the California Art Club. Aaron Westerberg’s work now hangs in major corporations and museums around the world.