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Andrew L. Thompson

These paintings are a tribute to jazz and its importance in American History. The terminology of music and art are very similar; and I paint with the same emotions on canvas that jazz musician make with their notes in a musical score.

group session
cool blues
jazz patterns
visual jazz
smooth groove

Smooth Groove
Smooth Groove was inspired by the new “smooth jazz” sound of today’s music as well as traditional jazz. This painting has a variety of shapes, patterns, textures and a balance of warm and cool colors. Visual harmony is created when these elements are combined in the composition. George Benson and Kenny G are jazz musicians who play music with a soothing harmony.