Michael Gallarda is active/lives in New Mexico, California. Michael Gallarda is known for trompe l'oeil still life.
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Born in Martinez, California, Michael Gallarda is an artist of Spanish heritage who has been creating trompe l'oeil still-life paintings since the late 1980s. He has assembled a body of work that is tied to a time-honored style but has a modern aesthetic.
He uses precise brush work and a slow build-up of transparent and opaque glazes to create images intended to "fool the eye".
Gallarda's work has been exhibited in England, Mexico, and throughout the United States, and he recently became a member of the Trompe L'Oeil Society.
, April 2003, 'Fool the Eye Numismatic Art With a Twist', by Cathy ClarkArt & Antiques
, Spring 2008 Collectors Guide, "Master Trickster"