Artist Statement

My art transforms the atmosphere, vibrations, or harmony of design, that I feel in the world about me, into visual images. I try to paint the air around a thing more than the thing itself. Everything can be in harmony both visually and audibly. The Universe is said to create a near b-flat background tone. I seek to marry the rhythms of different music genres to the various vibrations of what I paint. My work starts often as abstract drawings based on a beat, riff, or instrument from a musical artist.

My visual work is informed by my study of such artists as Charles Henry Fromuth, Edward Degas, Wolf Kahn, Henri Matisse, and Maurice Shapiro. My auditory influences include jazz artists like Cyrille Aimee, Wynton Marsalis, and Amy Winehouse as well as violinist like Lindsey Stirling, Vanessa Mae, and more.

– Avon Waters.