whimsical fantasy and pop culture illustration

Columbia, South Carolina · 502 Sales


whimsical fantasy and pop culture illustration

Columbia, South Carolina 502 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on Nov 13, 2016

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Aaron Wells

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Aaron Wells


Whimsical and surreal pop culture and fantasy illustration

I first picked up a pencil at age five and started painting shortly thereafter, and have now been steadily working for almost twenty years in the Fine Arts, refining my taste and style. Early in my school years I was encouraged by my teachers to absorb as much as possible, and I was enrolled in many art programs and workshops with artists more than twice my age. At long last, I graduated and sped off to Savannah, Georgia to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Illustration.

I love infusing a little whimsy and a bit of the surreal to my illustrations and paintings, so combine textural paint strokes with tight line work and mix the defined with the abstract. My inspiration comes from everything, from pop culture to art history, from fashion to food, from surrealism, fantasy, kitsch, from classical and traditional things.

Being an artist is my life, and everyday is another opportunity to absorb something new. I receive great joy from being an illustrator, and love to share that through the things I paint. I started this shop in order to get out my need to paint the things I like from my love of all things pop culture, scifi, fantasy, and nerd oriented.


Shop members

  • Aaron Wells

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    The world of my mind is a little strange, and I like it that way. Everything that goes into my head is recycled and thrown back out in my art. I currently live and paint in South Carolina.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 20, 2014
Welcome to my shop and thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy my illustrations!

All items in my shop are prints of original hand-painted acrylic/gouache or oil paint illustrations created by me. If you would like to commission an illustration with a subject matter or size not in my shop, just contact me for information, and I will create a custom listing for you.

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
PayPal is my preferred method of payment, even if you have no PayPal account, Etsy allows guest payments using the PayPal service without requiring the user to create an account.

I am also currently taking credit card payments through etsy payment system.

All orders must be paid within 7 days after purchase. If payment is not received or contact has not been made within that timeframe, your order will be canceled and the item re-listed.
All purchases are sent via USPS within 3 business days after payment. Items are packaged in a protective plastic sleeve and shipped within rigid flat mailers. Most orders in the US arrive within 7-10 business days. Please allow at least 1-2 weeks for international delivery, depending on distance from shipping location, although depending on location and individual customs procedures, it could take up to a month. Please allow the maximum delivery time before submitting shipping inquiries.

Shipping rates will vary depending on the item and quantity of the order. Rates include cost for postage, delivery confirmation and packaging materials. If you have any more questions, please contact me through my shop with the Etsy message system.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS are responsible for ALL additional customs fees, taxes or receiving fees due to policies of their receiving country. First Class International shipping may take 2-4 weeks for delivery. If you are concerned about your order after that time, contact us and we will discuss possible replacement options.

Unfortunately, gift wrapping is not available. However, if the item is a gift, and is being shipped directly to recipient, please LEAVE A MESSAGE in the notes section of your order so any invoicing material will be left out.
Refunds and Exchanges
I do not generally process refunds, I will however resend an item if it has been damaged during shipping. Please provide a photo of the damage within 5 days of receipt of the package and you will be sent a replacement item in the same standard USPS First Class delivery timeframe.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders and requests are always welcome if you don't see a size or shape you like for a listed item. Please message me to check for availability of custom request and for a quote. Generally, a $5.00 fee for custom work is added onto a price for an existing item. Please contact me first before purchasing the item, as a custom listing will need to be created.