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Aaron Westerberg


Aaron Westerberg is a San Diego-based visual artist and educator. He began his art education with Jeffery Watts after which he taught painting at the California Art Institute from 2000- 2005. From 2005-2010 he was a popular faculty member at the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art. Drawing inspiration from old masters such as Titian and Anders Zorn, his work shares a similar evocative quality, captivating eyes while forcing viewers to feel emotions that have long forgotten. Often praised for his chromatic mastery, he employs color in a way that inspires sentiment, layering and composing shades like a sonata; even in stillness there exists a perpetual movement in his works.

He has garnered numerous accolades including Best in Show in the Raymar Annual Art contest as well as Bold Brushes’ Painting competition. He has been featured in Southwest Art magazine’s annual roster of “Twenty-One Under Thirty-One” as well as being named one of the best 24 artists under 40 by Artists' Magazine. He has been widely exhibited both domestically and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Additionally, he is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the Portrait Society of America and a Signature Member of the California Art Club.