Aaron Lee Perry is an artist, writer and printmaker from Louisville, Kentucky. He is a proud father and a recovering addict and alcoholic; he’s been sober and clean since April 12, 2015.
A 15-year alcoholic and drug addict, Aaron knew things had to change when his son was born. A few months later, after struggling through several relapses and a suicide attempt, he entered detox. He has also been diagnosed with major depression, social anxiety and symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Nicknamed “The Alchemist” because of his mixture of multiple media forms, Perry’s art traverses from low to high art and often includes writing elements.
In sobriety, Perry has rekindled his imagination and artistic endeavors. Nicknamed “The Alchemist” because of his mixture of multiple media forms, his art traverses from low to high art and often includes writing elements.
Creativity, meditation and giving back to the recovery community are vital aspects of Perry’s recovery. A privately trained artist and former college dropout, he now works diligently to demonstrate that sobriety does not kill creativity, but instead enhances it.
He is the founder of the website SOBrSOLDIER, a home to his art, writing and recent new ventures in spoken-word recordings. He publishes his thoughts in SOBr Words, a thought-a-day blog. His writings may also be found at TheRealEdition.com and SinceRightNow.com.
After losing most of his work during his years of active addiction, Perry is rebuilding his art portfolio. Printmaking is a recent passion, whether screen printing or linocut carving and printing. He continues to deepen his commitment to recovery and to broaden his artistic scope.
Aaron Lee Perry is an artist, poet, printmaker, writer and founder of SOBrSoldier.com. He is a recovering addict/alcoholic from Louisville, Kentucky where he lives with his young son. He may be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter at @thewastedpoet. He also runs his own online store, selling his original art, prints, t-shirts and other designs.