a painter, Aitchison is a storyteller; although he begins a work without
preliminary sketches, relying on the first mark to prefigure images,
more often than not a true narrative evolves an essence of reality.
Where the intuitive confronts the formal, he makes no attempt to mask
the exploratory drawing. Compositional correctness is a priori rejoinder
he allows to swirl about like the stars. His enthusiasm for Art was
manifest at an early age, necessitiating the acquisition of oil paints
at age 12. Born in Culver City, CA., raised in Rancho Mirage, CA, educated
at Chouinard Art Institute, and The Art Center in La Jolla, his work
can be found in numerous collections throughout the US and Europe. During
the 70s and 80s he worked as an interior designer involved
in major projects in the US and Europe.