In the Studio with Aaron Joella
How did you start making art?
I started drawing as a kid. Making rough cartoon-like characters then started painting in my high school classes. After high school I enrolled in The Baum School of Art.
Mainly because it is fun. It’s fun to mix a bunch of colors and see where it takes me. Growing up in a small town with narrow views, it gave me an escape. A bigger open minded picture of anything that I wanted to do was possible. It puts your mind to rest, sorta in the here and now moment.
Probably my palette knife; old one I’ve had for thirty years. I use it for all kinds of techniques.
Music. I like to listen to old records. Lots of stuff you can’t find anywhere else. It is inspiring.
I think just actually getting started or forcing myself to just sit down and get the process started.
My favorite part is when I get lost in the work and not really think about anything. Just letting whatever it is take over and fulfill its unknown need. Also just seeing shapes and lines connect and turn into something cool.