Antony Hollums has been in love with music and drawing since he was a kid. He believes in combining the things you love in order to spend as much time with them as possible. His experimental endeavors range from using music to make drawings to attempts at drawing music. He has been creating both music and visual art in Boston for the past few years.
As he explains, “Artists paint their colors on empty space, while musicians (play) paint their (notes) colors on silence. Each instrument and musician colors a song and creates notes in their own way; from the bright yellows and blasting notes of a trumpet to a fiery red explosion of two guitars to the earthy rhythms of a drum set. At the same time, this is my interpretation of patterns and sounds coming from an instrument and music it creates.”
Hollums’ work can be found at www.tonyhollums.com, where both small and full size prints are available. He can also be seen playing bass in the Boston band Stereogrove.
Grand Piano – Grand Piano 10×24 watercolor and ink on paper. Based off the sounds of a piano concerto
Acoustic Guitarist – Acoustic Guitar 13×24 watercolor and ink on paper. A large space with an unseen audience while one person plays in the spotlight.
Saxophone – Saxophone 13×18 watercolor and ink on paper. A bright horn solo being belted out over some high energy music
Drummer – Drummer 18×10 watercolor and ink on paper. Organic drums being played in a high narrow space, and the sound rocketing to the ceiling.
Violin – Violin 18×10 watercolor and ink on paper. The sound flowing smoothly together to quickly overtake the space in a single movement.