A Message from the Artist:
I discovered the joy of painting late in life and structured the rest of my life to allow me to perfect my skill. So far, it’s like being on a permanent vacation. Painting for me is a highly beneficial therapy. Every day I look forward to my “work.” I most enjoy the challenge of drawing and painting people (and pets) in a way that conveys their personality. I get great satisfaction when clients agree it does. While I work from photographs, I generally prefer to meet with the subjects of my watercolor portraiture to make notes about color, personal characteristics, their preferences as to how they wish to be represented, and to view where the portrait will hang. I feel that good portraits get handed down through generations. In the process of painting, I “live” with my subject. I work very hard to achieve both what my portraiture client wants and how I see them. Perhaps you will offer me an opportunity to “live” with you or someone you love. I’ve not disappointed anyone yet.
I hope you’ve enjoy reviewing my artwork on this website and hope you will continue to have a delightful day.
About Howard Aaron:
An Easton resident, I discovered the joy of painting in watercolors at the age of 50. Although I am primarily self-taught, I have taken watercolor, landscape, and advanced painting courses at The Silvermine Guild School of Art. My commissioned portraits and landscapes, both watercolor and graphite, are represented in private, corporate, or institutional collections in 10 states.
I am a member of the American Watercolor Society, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists, American Artists Professional League, the Fairfield County Arts Association, the Art Society of Old Greenwich, and is a founding member of the Easton Arts Council.
Honors and Awards
August 2012 3rd prize in the drawing category by juror Peter Seltzer at the ASOG open juried show.
July 2012 first prize in watercolor by juror Antonio Masi at the ASOG member juried show.
June 2012 the Bee Publishing Co Award by juror Peter Seltzer at the SCAN open juried show.
May 2012 Award of Merit from juror Daniel Mark Duffy at the EAC’s Open Regional Juried Show.
August 2011 Honorable Mention by juror Laurel Stern Boeck at the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum FCAA juried show.
August 2010 first prize for watercolor by juror/judge Simon Dinnerstein NA at the ASOG open juried show.
May 2009 Honorable Mention award at the Bradley-Hubbell House Regional Juried show.
My portraits received the People’s Choice Award, by vote of show attendees, at both the 2007 CSOPA Faces of Spring and 2004 CSOPA Faces of Summer shows.
September 2005 blue ribbon Dowling Group Ltd. Purchase Award from the Old Greenwich Art Society, a choice from over 570 entries.
September 2006 the same group awarded my landscape third prize for watercolor.
My most recent work has been shown at:
American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Juried Exhibition Salmagundi Club NYC, NY November 2014.
Hudson Vallet Art Association 82nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club NYC, NY September 2014.
Juried 3 artist show Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT August 2014, Alice Katz and Diane Pollack curators
Art Society of Old Greenwich Open Juried Show, Bendheim Gallery Greenwich, CT Aug. 2012 Peter Seltzer juror.
Art Society of Old Greenwich Member Juried Show, Flinn Gallery Greenwich, CT July 2012 Antonio Masi juror.
Society of Creative Arts of Newtown Open Juried Show, Newtown Library June 2012 Peter Seltzer juror.
Easton Arts Council’s Regional Open Juried Show, Easton Library May 2012 Daniel Mark Duffy juror.
Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum, FCAA juried show Norwalk, CT July 2011 Laurel Stern Boeck, juror.
CSOPA’S national juried show Goodman Gallery Old Lyme, CT March 2011 Mary Minifie juror
Westport, CT Historical Society ‘The Sketch Class’ group show February 2011
Westport River Gallery, Westport, CT group show December 2010
Bendheim Gallery Greenwich, CT ASOG Open Juried Show August 2010 Simon Dinnerstein NA juror.
Bradley-Hubbell House Regional Juried Art Show Easton, CT, May 2010 Everett Raymond Kinstler juror.
Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists national juried show U.Conn Stamford Gallery Stamford, CT February 2010 Tom Nash & Frank Covino jurors
Easton Public Library Gallery Easton, CT Solo show October 2009
Fairfield Arts Council Juried Show Ellen Hyde Philips Gallery Fairfield, CT July 2009 Ulla Surland juror.
Bradley-Hubbell House Regional Juried Art Show Easton, CT May 2009 Diane Aeschliman juror
Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists juried show Lyme Art Association Gallery Old Lyme, CT March 2009
John Sanden and Robert Anderson jurors.
Peoples United Bank Fairfield, CT solo show Sept. – Oct. 2009