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Local speed artist paints portraits in 7 minutes- pays visit to Hendo students

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The final product- takes Kizer about 7 minutes to complete The final product- takes Kizer about 7 minutes to complete
Kizer at work. He paints upside down. Kizer at work. He paints upside down.
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He's a Tri-State artist who is becoming famous across the country for his speed and skill.

Thursday morning, Aaron Kizer put on a show for Henderson County High School students. 

Aaron says JFK, Steve Jobs and Abraham Lincoln are some of his favorite people to paint.

He likes to chose subjects everyone can relate to.

Thursday, he chose to paint Einstein.

It takes Aaron just about 7 minutes to create a piece like this, but he says he practices the same face for days before he does a show to get it just right.

He says he paints upside down because it takes longer for the audience to guess who he's painting.

Aaron tours the U.S. doing speed painting shows.

He's starting a new tour this Saturday, November 16th in Owensboro.

After that he'll make stops in Chicago, Miami, Vegas and perhaps even Puerto Rico.

His pieces usually sell for about $3,000 to $4,000, but many times he gives them away to charity.

As he painted, Aaron had a message for students.

"As far as the traditional paintings with paint brushes, a lot of people think it's starting to die out with the graphic design and the digital work coming in. If you enjoy doing something, someone else will enjoy the fact that you're doing it. And eventually you'll be able to turn it into a career," says Kizer.

Aaron says he will donate an Einstein piece to Henderson County High School.

To look at more of his work, or learn more about Aaron, click here.

 

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