© 2011 MJ Koza
I do ART
...Fine Art by a Regular Person
"Recently, I’ve become aware that my true focus in painting is color.
I’m fascinated by color in all its combinations – sometimes with its complexity but just as often with its simplicity. The color of the shadow just below an eyebrow… or the warmth of the reflection in a window.
Throughout my many years of painting, the subject matter has alternately served as the vehicle for demonstrating color in one painting and the instigator of the color conversation in another.
When seeing something, especially for the first time, I love how the
slightest shift in color can change its entire impact. it is absolutely
wonderful... very often frustrating... and truly delicious."
Self-Portrait, oil on canvas, c. 2010 - Private Collection
Michael J. Koza is a largely self-taught artist who was raised in Manchester, NH.
He now lives, paints, cycles, and thrives in Asheville, North Carolina,
surrounded by some of the best craft breweries in the country
and the truly majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.