Frequently asked questions
Aaron Shelton is an American-born artist living and working in Ormond beach, Florida. His studio paintings are a unique blend of abstract-expressionism combined with realism. A style that is constantly evolving with technical experimentation, color theory, and color harmony to convey a purposeful response from its audience. Aaron received his BFA from the University of North Florida. There he achieved artist awards of excellence and leadership in directed independent study; allowing him the opportunity to explore art while traveling across the world. He has held a multitude of solo exhibitions, group shows, and commissions for private collections.
∗ How and when should interested art collectors contact you?
The optimal thing to do is to subscribe to my site (no, I don't spam at all). This way we can easily communicate with one another while building your collection.
∗ Do you accept commissioned projects?
Of course! Most of my work is commission based.
∗ What's the procedure if I have a photo that I would like you to paint?
Email me/subscribe to my site, and send me the photo reference. Ideally, multiple pictures. Highest quality image possible. Then let me know what kind of vibe you're looking for (ie color scheme, level of realism, amount of artistic freedom I am allowed, etc.).
∗ What is your current rate for a commission piece?
At the moment, to ensure I cover material cost and my time invested, I charge $100 a square foot.
∗ What are your payment terms?
A 50% deposit up front to get the project moving, the rest once complete. If you are unable to make the 50/50 but desperately wish to, please don't fret. I am always able to work with you.
∗ Do you offer installment payment plans?
Yes, sure do. Yes of course. I can arrange weekly or monthly invoices to your email of the amount that you can afford. This happens until the payment is in full.
∗ Do you have a return policy?
Not really. I do everything I can to ensure that isn't necessary. I spend a considerable amount of time on commissions because I want to please my patrons. I'm honored that you would come to me for special one of a kind art.
∗ What shipping options do you offer?
I can ship anything anywhere. Depending on the size of the piece, it would get packed into a box or even a custom build crate to ensure its safe passage. I do enjoy building custom crates. To be honest, I treat them as its own work of art.
∗ Do you accept wholesale purchases from corporate art consultants and interior
Yes, I offer a massively discounted price on multi-piece site specific requests.
∗ Do you rent or lease your art and what are your fees?
Yes. Weekly rate of 150 for a selected series.
∗ Do you use archival, environmentally friendly materials?
Yes, of course.
∗ If you print limited editions of your originals, what is the size of the edition?
It varies depending on how I wish to implement the editions. Typically anywhere between 5 to 100.
∗ Does your print come with a certificate of authenticity?
∗ In what galleries is your art currently available throughout the world?
Currently only in a few through the north east part of Florida.
* Are you interested in being contacted by galleries or agents?
Yes. I always appreciate when I am approached by galleries, agents, companies, etc to have a show. It challenges me to create new and exciting work. A chance to chase my best art piece.
* Do you accept visitors at your studio?
I do. But I don't think it would be quite underwhelming. It gets really hot and most of the time it's messy with all types of projects going on.
* Do you help customers with the selection of frames for your artwork?
Yes. If desired, I will include a custom from into the cost. The fabricating of a uniquely desired frame is fun for me. Having realized that I am not bad at faux painting. I like to transform one material to look like another without anyone being able to notice. This addition will run 50% more the total cost of the commission.
* What's your favorite subject to paint?
Portraiture or figurative. But then again, pets and animals are up in my rankings. I thrive off capturing a specific personality within the subjects eyes and body language. I believe those elements can say a lot about the subject.
Lastly, I encourage anyone to contact me with any questions.