Artist Statement

My art transforms vibrations, or harmony of design, that I feel are in the world about me, into visual images. For me, everything in the world is connected.  I seek out what musicians would call harmonies and rhythms among the vibrations I feel from the objects I draw and paint. After having been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, my art and music help me navigate the world around me.

My work is informed by my study of the Dharma, primitive and Hispanic cultures as well as artists like Charles Henry Fromuth, Edward Degas, Wolf Kahn, Henri Matisse, and Fred Dalkey.

Music plays a huge role in my process. It might be the music of wind, water, and animals when working outside. Or, in the studio, music literally becomes the starting point as I listen to one genre to create abstract drawings from individual songs. I then use the drawings and listen to another musical genre to create a visual work of art. It is my belief that as artists of all genres – we share the vibrations of all things and the universe.   

Though the concept of emptiness from the Dharma I find the vibrations of all things and meld them into my visual works of art to present their essence.

Avon Waters.