Aaron K. Metz was born and raised in Kelowna;
the jewel of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. Growing up, his playground was his family’s orchards and surrounding mountains; to him it was vast and magical. This instilled a great sense of wonder and connection that Aaron orchestrates in his artwork today.
With over 25 years of experience in the art world, the last 15 years he has immersed himself in a career of strategic planning and helping to build a multi-million dollar art company. During this time, he has gained infinite product knowledge of the highest quality materials for artwork, he has developed a meticulous attention-to-detail work ethic and he has been a guiding bridge to artists in and around the community.
Aaron balances the cerebral with the heart in all of his creations. He uses his extensive knowledge of product and technique within a completely ardent and meditative state of being. Painting the far reaches of the cosmos and bathing the image surface in healing crystals, he has found an indelible way to fuse Mother Earth and Father Sky into each masterpiece that you can see and feel. There are a high echelon of metaphysical teachers across the globe that use Aaron’s artworks to facilitate and promote healing in their practices.
Aaron K. Metz is truly a pioneer that has brought forth a new and exciting way of creating fine art which also works to cleanse you and your space. His paintings can be found at various establishments in Kelowna and in hundreds of private collections around the world.
I often say that "the paintbrush is my Hubble" and the following words will help explain.
Back in 2013, while deep within a meditation, I was presented with an image of the artwork that I was to create. It bared no similarity to the style I was working on at the time. The instructions contained in that vision, unveiled a brand new process, subject matter and emotional fuel to what I was meant to paint. This content and technique was to be based on our “origins” or building blocks of life, which blend the cosmos above with the minerals below.
I was to let go of all rational thought and allow my brush to be directed from my heart which would allow myself to access pure “space”. So I started the next day.
Now, how does all of this come to fruition? The best word to describe the process is "layers". For me, the artist, I peel back the so called "layers" or preconceptions of myself and I get truly quiet. And as for the art, the layers get added on starting with the foundation of gesso and purple dioxazine acrylic. What happens next with my paint and paintbrush is a guided mystery that never ceases to surprise me.
After the cosmos unfolds, a layer of various crystals are generously doused across the entire surface. Why do I add this layer of crystals over the painting? Well, first is the fact that what is existing in and on our planet, also exists out there in our universe; it is quite relative. Secondly, the healing benefits of these crystals are so numerous. For example, Selenite, which I use in each piece, produces twice the amount of negative ions per cubic centimetre than a pristine forest. Also, every crystal's lattice is so balanced and orderly, the energy it emits is consistent and when dissonant energy is near, it is balanced and transformed into a harmonic energy making you feel good.
The final layers are the encasement of non-toxic resin. I chose this glassy medium primarily to enable you to actually see your reflection in space. The dance of your eyes engages you to focus at the composition of the artwork, then swiftly changes to seeing yourself in the vastness of the universe. I am fascinated with the uplifting curiosity of this process.
I create for you to enjoy this space.