Aaron McKinney   [ Illustrator ]

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Aaron McKinney was born in Great Yarmouth, England. He was fortunate enough to have spent his childhood scattered across the world from Scotland to Indonesia to Egypt. He attended Ringling College of Art and Design where he received a BFA in Illustration.

Aaron’s artwork combines a childlike fixation on funny creatures and odd hybrids with a peculiar, nightmarish monumentalism. Bold colors and watercolored, color block backgrounds frame the pieces, while fairytale-ish spotlights illuminate key players. But the key is the absolute believability of his completely fantastical, fabricated reality. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

Aaron lives and works in Atlanta with his beautiful and inspiring wife Jen and their two children, Jude and Lola.

Aaron McKinney's many clients include Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, Resonance Magazine, Government Executive Magazine, The Stranger, Brick Weekly, Test Drive Magazine, Pine Magazine, Seattle Sound Magazine, Santa Fe Reporter, The Source, Network World Magazine, Canoe & Kayak Magazine, Fusion Magazine, OC Weekly, Redmond Developer News, In New York Magazine, The L Magazine, Las Vegas CityLife, Washington City Paper, Scholastic, Creative Loafing, Chicago Reader, GQ, Desert Companion Magazine, Scientific American.