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Born and raised in Taos, NM (1988), Aaron Garlick was immersed in a world of art and creativity from an early age. "Drawing has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember," he reminisces. With an artistically accomplished mother and grandmother, Aaron's artistic journey began against a backdrop of familial talent. In his late teens, he gained recognition for his portraiture, clinching several awards. "Observing my mother and her artist friends pursue their passion was inspiring, but it wasn't until I sold those award-winning pieces that I truly believed in my own potential," he reflects.


Aaron's artistic expression is a quest to capture the essence of his subjects. Informed by classical techniques while embracing contemporary perspectives, his work is a dynamic blend of tradition and innovation.

"I consider myself a portrait artist, extending that portrait-focused gaze even to landscapes, which I see as portraits of the natural world. More precisely, my aim is to visually articulate the essence of whatever I'm portraying. The interplay of paint, colors, shapes, and tones serves this purpose. My approach varies from abstract to realistic, guided by the nature of the subject. Ultimately, while I strive for aesthetic appeal, my true intention is to reveal the underlying beauty that lies beneath the surface," he explains.




  • 2008 Best in show, Taos Open, Taos, NM

  • 2009 Best in Representational Drawing, Taos Open, Taos, NM

  • 2010 Portraits of the Sacred, Stable Gallery, Taos, NM

  • 2013 Under the Hill, 11 Artist Under 40. Blumenschein Museum, Taos, NM

  • 2017 Meet the Artist Solo Show, Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM

  • 2017 MTA “An Homage to Fechin” with Nathaniel Volckening Taos Art Museum, Taos, NM.

  • 2018 “The Tajmagunians, New Mexico Meets New York” Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY

  • 2019 Birth and Rebirth, Studio 107 B, Taos, NM 

  • 2019 Auction at The Couse-Sharp Historic Site, Taos, NM 

  • 2019 Auction at the Taos, Art Musuem, Taos, NM

  • 2019 On the Turquoise Sill, Revolt Gallery Taos, NM

  • 2019 40 Artist Under 40, Taos Center For the Arts, Taos, NM  

  • 2020 Parsons Gallery of the West, Virtual Summer Show, Taos NM  

  • 2021 In Rainbows, Wester Gallery Virtual Show

  • 2021 Parsons Gallery of the West, Big Summer Show, Taos NM 

  • 2021 Parsons Holiday Small Works Show, Taos NM

  • 2022 Featured in Western Art Collector Magazine for "Young West"

  • 2022 Young West Show at  Parsons Gallery, Taos NM

  • 2023 Parsons Gallery of the West, Big Summer Show, Taos NM 

About Aaron 

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