Award-winning artist, Mike Jaroszko was born in Canada, studied art at the Canterbury College of Art in England and resides in Montgomery, working as an illustrator.
He has been commissioned by companies such as Bradford Exchange, Reader s Digest, Avon, Scholastic Books, Smithsonian, Cricket Magazine, Publications International, Grolier, Time-Life Books, Just Pretend Inc., The Marlin Company, The Media Group, Leapfrog, Oxford University Press, etc.
Recently he has been exhibiting pieces of fine art in local galleries, painting images that capture nature with all its atmosphere in a traditional style.
In 2009, to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson, Mike created a series of paintings depicting the Half Moon sailing on the Hudson River. One was used as the official poster by the New Netherland Museum, which owns the replica of the Half Moon. In 2010, Mike created a series of historical prints in honor of Montgomery, NY s bicentennial.
For the past 2 years, Mike has been teaching art at the Wallkill River School as well as private lessons at home.
Mike Jaroszko is inspired to portray the local hills and rivers with the nostalgic atmosphere of a luminist artist. With intense light and color, he conveys the tranquility and beauty of nature.