A native of Rochester, New York, settled in coastal Georgia on his family’s farm in 2008. Waters came to fine art later in life, earning his BFA from Georgia Southern University in 2019. Waters works mainly in watercolors and oil. The subjects to which he returns time and again are landscapes, birds (especially water birds), native pollinators, rural architecture, cityscapes, and portraits of interesting people. Waters prefers to work All Prima (wet in wet, finished in a single setting), creating texture with a brush or palette knife, but also in layers of paint, blending one layer into the next. Painting with bright colors, nearly the brightness of straight-out-of-the-tube, brings attention to the physical strength and endurance of the subjects, connecting each to an artifactual world and the physical body.