Aaron Riske, mixed media artist. “Portrait of a wheelchair.”

Aaron Riske, Mixed Media Artist

Born with Spina Bifida, Aaron Riske’s story is one of accepting what God has given. Like the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who incorporated her lifelong suffering from a trolley accident into her work, Aaron’s art reflects his life. His artworks are filled with his beautiful and powerful vision of strength and medical advancements.

He has a mission to find joy in life by helping others. Aaron is a devoted assistant treasurer and docent at the Hallet Oak Gallery. He, also, is a volunteer at the Gaslight Theatre in Shiner, and Leo Welder Theatre in Victoria.

Aaron says art brings out the best in him and to be the best he can be. Aaron was nominated to be among the top three Citizens of the Year by the City of Hallettsville in 2017. The same year, Governor Greg Abbot anointed Aaron Riske as an honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy for assisting in the preservation of the history, boundaries, water resources, and defense of the State.