by Denimu in New Art on Thursday 8 August 2013

Aaron Nagel is an awesome person, and an uber-talented American figurative painter. Please help him get back on his feet here. Donations of any amount, small or large, are appreciated.

What happened: ‘My name is Aaron Nagel and I’m an oil painter from Oakland, California. Recently, I decided to uproot and move down to LA, in an attempt to switch things up, get out of my comfort zone, and paint in a new city. The morning after a day of loading a U-Haul with all the contents of my apartment and studio in Oakland, I awoke to find the U-Haul stolen. It was locked, and parked in a fancy neighborhood, but still … gone.

Aside from the loss of my furniture, clothes, and the usual contents of a person’s life, I lost all of my art supplies, studio gear, and everything else I need to make paintings. Ten years of brushes and paint, mediums, cameras and lights, panels, stretchers, reference material, the list goes on.

So at the behest of many close friends, family, and supporters, I’ve started this campaign in hopes that you can make a small donation toward getting me back on my feet – and painting again’.