Andrew Aviste grew up in a small town in Northern New York called Black River. When he wasn't drawing, Andrew would spend most of his time outdoors. This upbringing gave him an appreciation for the natural world which he brought with him to the GTA when he moved to Canada. Plein air painting especially attracts him because of the fresh air and peacefulness that it brings him. Even though he likes this outer peace it does not completely reflect Andrew's inner being, so slowly his focus has shifted to a more self reflective style of painting. Andrew's goal is to create art that conveys his deepest questions and feelings in the hope that it will invoke personal thoughts and emotions in his viewers.
Andrew creates art using mostly acrylic paints, but this being said he is constantly finding new inspiration and his style and technique are always evolving.