Aaron Krone has a B.A. from Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, and an MFA from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. He is an Associate Professor of studio arts at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas where he teaches compositional design, drawing, painting, and figural classes. He has won regional and international recognition for his artwork.
My goal is to create a scene that includes the emotion and the mood of the location.
I want my image of a locale to engage the viewer and give insight into the current environment being expressed. It is my hope that the art will suggest stories to the viewer about the scene depicted.
I’m influenced by a number of artists including Richard Diebenkorn who said, “Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind.” I consider this idea when I represent scenes with visual images.