Tabitha Benedict Aaron was born in upstate New York in 1974. Tabitha works predominantly in the medium of acrylic painting, but uses graphite, colored pencils, gouache and watercolor in her illustrations. On occasion she will use oil paint for a softer eye. Tabitha completed her BFA in Commercial Illustration at Cazenovia College in Cazenovia N.Y. in 1996. She went on to study at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida for a semester in 1997.
Tabitha’s list of talents and abilities originate from her endeavors in faux painting, murals, furniture painting, pet portraiture, sign painting, trompe l’oeil and illustration. In 2012 she illustrated her first published children’s book ' China's Goodwill Ambassador, Tai Shan the Panda ' written by Patricia Eireann Holz.
Inspired by a deep passion for wildlife and the natural world, Tabitha continues to reintroduce herself back into the world of fine art. Her past existence as a professional faux painter, has brought new uses of texture and techniques to her work today. She continues to evolve her style of naturalism, fantasy, and expressionism into a unique contemporary union. Tabitha evokes a relief sculptural feel into her recent work engaging the viewer just a little closer.