Michael Smiroldo is a New Orleans born artist. Being not far from the French Quarter and Bourbon Street the birthplace of jazz; he became interested in art at an early age, especially the works of those who veered from classical technique. Original works are painted on canvas using oils or watercolors. Limited edition prints are available.
The impressionists like Van Gogh, Gauguin, Lautrec, have really influenced Michael. These light worshipers as they are called, those who would seek out a deeper knowledge of its essence and improvise with pigment, the light plays, their values and intensity manipulations directly effect Michael’s visions as an artist; as he tries to reproduce the illusions that light creates. Just as the jazzman veers from classical technique and improvises with tone and value changes to create their illusions that we call jazz.
It was through his viewing of these musicians playing their songs, he realized that they and the things around them exist to the eye only because of the various light sources that create them. It is there illusions that he tries to recreate with his paintings. It is for this reason that his work has been collected by admirers from both here and abroad, including celebrities from the entertainment and sports world.