We had the good fortune of connecting with Aaron Hutts and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Aaron, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My main driving factor behind starting to sell my art was honestly my complete intolerance of being able to sit in an office for a 9 to 5. I have chronic pain, ADHD, and an unending love for art. None of which work well in most professional settings. 

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Pinpointing how I got to where I am now feels impossible. My art is an outward manifestation of everything going on in my head, and somehow, people resonated with it. Each piece is infused with vulnerablility, which makes it exceedingly difficult at times. The easy part is painting. The hard part is sharing my experiences with my disability, sexuality, and gender with total strangers. The only thing I would change about it is the years of hesitation preceeding any of my artistic ventures.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I rarely actually go into Dallas, but Deep Ellum is one of my favorite places to go for music out of anywhere. I saw my favorite band at Trees in January and have hung out in and performed at so many other great venues in that area, it feels like a second home at this point. The vibe, the music, and the food are all incredible.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My dad and 3 siblings are huge influences in my art. My dad especially. He is at loads of events at ungodly hours helping me set up my displays, and it helped me get so much further than I thought I’d be able to.

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/aarontaylorart
Instagram: instagram.com/solstice.snakes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aarontaylorhart/

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