Pierre Aumont, intimately known as Dre, was born July 25th, 1986 in Chicago, IL. Andre's parents amongst numerous relatives sang, modeled and/or played musical instruments. There's no wonder why Pierre became fascinated with art at such a young age.
Through the years this fascination blossomed as art was incorporated from grade-school years through to high school via various art classes and clubs. After High School Pierre spent a short time attending Columbia College (Chicago) followed by the International Academy of Design & Technology (Chicago).
After a year of college, life happened…
"Thank you for catching me. As a person who dealt with depression and continues to push through anxiety on a daily basis, I sincerely say thank you! I wish I wouldn't have given up on you after high school.
Backstory: As I began climbing the corporate ladder I became more and more depressed and anxious. I tried seeing a doctor, I tried xanax (took myself off, that shit got weird), I tried vacations, etc. Nothing worked. It wasn't until I began to detach from the outside worlds view of success and look at what I wanted for myself that I beat depression, however, the anxiety still lingers.
Flash forward to 2017, my wife encouraged me to try art again as release. I purchased my first materials and the rest is history!
When I'm creating, I sit down and get lost. I forget where I am and at times I even neglect food lol. The anxiety releases with every completed piece. When I feel the thoughts coming on, I redirect and create. I choose bright colors as my attempt to visually bring others out of the dark.
So again, wholeheartedly, I thank you for saving my life"
- Pierre Aumont