Aidan Orellana,

Contemporary art with a dark, surrealist atmosphere.

Instagram @happydemonartwork

I make acrylic and mixed media paintings with interwoven themes of existentialism, environmentalism, classic horror, fantasy, and the human experience. My body of work is a singularly unique style and vision, as if the paintings existed in their own distinctive universe. 

Without any formal background, training, or support in art, I have learned the craft through thousands of obsessive hours, an explosive imagination, and a deep, indescribable love for creating. In less than 3 years, I’ve gone from teaching myself the fundamentals of art to being displayed in galleries, making sales, and growing an audience. I am on a feverish pursuit of becoming a professional artist as well as climbing my way to the top of the Portland art scene. 

I was born and currently reside in Portland, OR. A few years living in New Orleans helped solidify my affinity for all things weird and creepy. Largely influenced by 1990s’ horror movies and literature, this background in scary visuals and storytelling is still clearly present in my artwork. 

The name ‘Happy Demon Artwork’ represents the polarity of my joyful personality with the much darker, more serious tones of my work. 

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Mothership I


Bad Company I


Bleeding Heart I


Collisions I


Watch Party I


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