The magnificence of life rests in natural and unintentional subtleties of our surroundings. We smirk internally with joy when we see these details bustling to the next appointment or task. I attempt to capture the essence of surprise and joy we feel at these times in my work: a mother and daughter laughing, an elderly couple looking lovingly at each other eating, a listener swaying to a beautiful song, a dancer envisioning her steps before her routine.
San Francisco Bay artist Michael Accorsi works from his mountaintop studio in Northern California. Working in a variety of media, from oil to watercolor, even using collage to convey texture in painting.
Coming from a family of artists in Maryland and Pennsylvania, my style is lyrical and expressive - art has to be able to take the human being to a place they are unable or unaware of on their own.
Michael studied, practiced art at the University of Virginia, studied under master calligraphy and watercolor Daegu Institute in South Korea, but the teaching from his mother and grandmother, both accomplished artists shaped his artistic voice.
“I love expressive paintings with movement and passion. My style is somewhat between the fierce realism of my grandmother Betty’s style, and the totally loose style of my mother Judy. I enjoy working with a variety of media, even collage to capture the statement of my subjects.”
Waterworks juried show, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
Gallery Commission in Chongqing, China
Assurances Installation Project
“From the Mountains” Annual Member Show Santa Cruz Mountain Art Center
“Faces and Figures” Pacific Art League Juried Exhibition
“Works on Paper” Santa Cruz Art League
WORKS, San Jose Member Show
Los Gatos Art Association Member Show