I work in many different medias, such as ball point pen, pastels, and oil paints. In my work I enjoy experimenting with new materials and learning new techniques. I particularly enjoy cross hatching and exploring colors in all forms.

                 

Recently I’ve started using techniques I’ve used with pastels and pens in the oil paint medium. Specifically, mixing the use of soft brush blending with textures made using the palette knife.  It allows me to mix my love of crosshatching with my experiments into new uses of warm tone colors and blending. When it comes to the subject of my art, I am most comfortable painting and drawing from life. Specifically, with figure.

                 

Lately I’ve begun to experiment in more abstractly distorted ways that are out of my comfort zone. In pastels, it’s in the use of line and crosshatching, and in oil paints it’s in the use of texture and palette knives. This allows me to balance my want to realistically render from life, and the raised textures and pops of color that working more abstract allows for. The textures I can create with the palette knife in my paintings show movement both in the process of creation and in the final image.

- Aubrey Hackett

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Self Reflection, 2020

Oil painting

20" x 24"

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Fractured Expressions, 2019

Multimedia collage

18” x 24”

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Crybaby, 2020

Oil painting

20" x 24"

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Green Tinted Room, 2020

Oil painting

18” x 24”

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Teal Self Portrait, 2019

Chalk pastel

18” x 24”

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