Michael Sorrentino is a Pennsylvania artist who works in a multitude of mediums including: oil paints, watercolors, pastels, pen and ink, and sculpture. In his most current body of personal artwork, watercolors and wax crayons are used to “scribble” impressions on watercolor paper of the Pennsylvania landscapes.
Michael Sorrentino grew up on Long Island, NY. He moved to NYC to attend the School of Visual Arts, earning a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Illustration in 1997. After working as an artist in NYC for many years, Michael returned to SVA to earn a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree in 2004.
Moving to North Abington Township, PA in 2006, Michael has continued to work on his own private collections. “The natural beauty of rural Pennsylvania has been a great inspiration to me. It feels important to try to capture the imagery I see when driving through the countryside. Every direction is a ‘picture postcard’. In contrast to living in NYC, I feel as if I am at one with the endless horizons and vast beauty. Through the artwork, I try to show the vast colors and emotions often felt looking out at Pennsylvania landscapes.”
Michael enjoys being a part of thriving NEPA arts community as a visual artist and a visual arts instructor. He is most known for volunteering and teaching various art/S.T.E.A.M. programs at the Everhart Museum. Michael has participated in all of the Everhart Summer camps for the past 9 years. He is a former art teacher at the Howard Gardner School Multiple Intelligence Charter School (art education-4 years). Michael has also worked with Artist for Art (AFA Gallery) and is proud to have served on its Board of Directors for 7 years. Michael also taught multiple art programs for Lackawanna County Libraries, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, Pa, and began working with Arts Alive-Visual Art in the summer of 2018.