Michael Longo was born in Denver, Colorado. His father was in the military so in his youth Michael traveled extensively experiencing a variety of cultures at an early age. Longo paints in a style that is somewhat similar to the impressionists of the early 20th century. He has shaped his own distinctive approach to painting that achieves the same timeless quality in his work. All essential elements seem to inter-mingle effortlessly to craft a composition of visual harmony. Light, color, form, and texture work together to impart a sense of space and atmosphere. Longos interpretations evoke beauty in a way that touches something basic and elemental in our lives.
Michael has shown his paintings in galleries in Arizona and New Mexico as well as participating in Plein Aire events. His work is well known in the publishing industry including New York Graphics Society and several other fine art publishers.