“I paint because I have a passion to do so. That passion began in early childhood and continues to grow to this day. I love everything about it…the creative process, the ability to express emotions, the blending of color and the smell of paint. I can’t imagine a world without it. It is who I am and what I do.”
Michael Longhofer earned a B.F.A. from The Laguna College of Art and Design. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas showing at Fine Art Galleries and doing commissioned portraits. Michael also paints murals, and custom hand painted art boxes.
The subject matter of Michael Longhofer’s paintings range from contemporary cityscapes and landscapes to contemplative figure studies. They are a chronicle of both his life experience and his imagination. Michael’s style of painting is realism – his technique has been called “photo-impressionistic”. Perspective, depth and value are key components of his work, as well as the use of color to create the illusion of light to set the mood of the piece.
Michael’s somewhat modern scenes are at once familiar yet foreign. Some are places the viewer recognizes while others have a dream-like quality. Perspective and depth draw the viewer into the piece. Buildings and figures are painted with intense contrast. Colors burst out of the canvas with an otherworldly light. The skies are beautiful and mysterious.