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.
Los Gatos artist Michael Accorsi paints from his private studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Working in a variety of media, mixed media, Accorsi is currently designing a series of large wall-sized expressionistic designs. Accorsi's work reflects the landscape and culture from summers traveling: culture influences from in Normandy France, Gossier, Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Montalcino, Italy, Todos, Santos, Mexico, and Daegu, South Korea.
Coming from a family of artists in Maryland and Pennsylvania, Accorsi's style is lyrical and expressive of his subtle observations of life. Michael studied, practiced art at the University of Virginia, studied calligraphy and watercolor in Daegu, South Korea, but the experiences growing up in a family of artists shaped his gained the most training firsthand from his mother, Judy Hullet, and grandmother, Betty Fralich in their studios in Pennsylvania.