My name is Aidan Weichard, I live in East Gippsland, Victoria. My art is my passion, my outlet and quite simply my way of displaying my appreciation for beautiful animals, people and landscapes. I have been creating art as an emerging artist for the past 5 years but have been intrigued by art my whole life. My studio is situated amongst the things I love to paint, my beautiful animals and the Gippsland region all at my door step which constantly inspires me. I use bold and bright colours to create portraits of animals and people as well as landscapes. I believe colour reflects and emphasises either a characteristic, personality or emotion that animals, people and places generate within us. I use the light in an image to create tonal colour contrasts, some subtle and others more obvious with the intent of building depth and perspective. Keeping the majority of my artworks fluid and abstracted contrasted against hints of detail in crucial components such as the eyes, forces imaginative reconstruction to see a piece in its entirety. I work in varied mediums from oil, acrylic, enamel, charcoal and spray paint. Using mixed media dramatizes and accentuates elements unique to the subject matter. My message is simple, ‘mindful reflection of this amazing place and the incredible things within it’….