RESUME / BIOGRAPHY
Tom Pirozzoli is a self-taught artist who has been painting and drawing since childhood.
Upon moving to Boston in 1974, the MFA became his home away from home. Pirozzoli devoured art books and filled countless sketchbooks and canvases.
From 1975 through 1985, his travels - from Bolivia to Tibet - were recorded in watercolor, pen and ink.
For the past 25 years, Pirozzoli's work has been shaped by a keen interest in the elegant simplicity and fanciful spirit of New England architecture, landscape,
country furnishings and folk art. At play is a love for the natural world, an appreciation of the post-impressionist and an inborn connection to the Northeast.
According to Tom, "Art is one's individual pursuit to touch the universal". Pirozzoli's work Kate's Room #3, Lake Morey and Kitchen Window #5 were all Selections Winners at the Newport, NH Library Arts Center Regional Arts Exhibition. In addition to the visual arts, much of Pirozzoli's creative energy is devoted to music. With seven albums to his credit, "Travels" was on the AAA charts for 13 weeks. His music has been performed at the Royal Albert Hall and in Madison Square Garden. His most recent release, "Conversation Without Words", by the Putnam-Pirozzoli Guitar Duo, features one of his oil paintings on the cover. Pirozzoli's paintings are in the collections of several well-known musicians. "Claremont Near Ascutney" is featured as the cover of John Gorka's CD "So Dark You Can See". Wisconsin singer song writer LJ Booth chose "Kitchen window #2" and "Kitchen Window #5" as artwork for his 2009 release "The Road That Takes Me Home".
Tom is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association and exhibits regularly in their shows.