Here at Thaxton we have been a big fan of Aaron Nagel for some time. Aaron Nagel was born in 1980 in San Francisco, CA.  He is a figurative oil painter who resides in Oakland, CA.  Having received no formal training, he is entirely self-taught; a fact at odds with his classical approach to surrealism. In his current work, he explores specific themes of guilt and power, always associated with his views on the perils of organized religion and theism. To learn more about this artist visit