Aaron Westerberg is a native Californian who grew up in San Diego. Aaron was interested in many things until he took a class in traditional life-drawing. Drawing became his focus and he studied at the California Art Institute for two years. He flourished in these classes and expanded his focus to include the study of Edmund Tarbel, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn and other 19th century artists. Westerberg’s drive for advancing his painting skills ultimately led him to teach.