Andres Chaparro is a mixed media painter and collagist whose bold and expressive art is a visual representation of jazz music. In 2017, his work was published in the book “Making The Cut, Volume 1, The Worlds Best Collage Artists” by Crooks Press in Australia. As his work continues to rise in recognition and garnered by art and music enthusiasts around the globe, he continues to refine his own visual vocabulary through the his focus on the intersection between art and music. As early as he can remember, music and art have been an important part of his life. At the age of 13, Andres was introduced to jazz music which he made an instant spiritual connection. While in high school he would make frequent visits to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, which opened up the world of visual art for him. He always had an affinity for drawing, but it was the museum visits that made him fall in love with art. In the late 1980s, Andres began painting on canvas, while completing his studies in New York City. His early paintings explored different mediums and subject matters, but he was always drawn back to jazz-inspired work. He paints out of his studio in Windsor, CT, and his work incorporates collage, oil pastels, marker, crayon, pencil, acrylic, spray paint and found objects. His paintings can be found in a myriad of permanent public and private art collections nationally and internationally.