Norman Pirollo discovered a passion for the arts at an early age. Following a career in the IT industry, he has since embraced his creative side and returned to his passion of creating unique contemporary abstract art. 


Norman is self-taught in both the fine arts and decorative arts. He currently creates abstract art in the abstract expressionist genre. The compositions are painted to depict an abstract scene and include important elements such as form, contrasting colors, light and curves. Techniques used to create his art include brushing and scraping the acrylic medium onto canvasses to create a textured, organic experience which draws the viewer in. Rich vivid colors, curves and intriguing compositions are featured in his abstract work. Norman also enjoys working with micro photography techniques he has developed to create new media art in unique, organic compositions. 


“I am intrigued by the beauty of abstract expressionist art forms. My work is informed through that of the New York School of Abstract Expressionists (AbEx) as well as the Canadian artists of the Automatiste movement. This opens up a new genre of art to me. I seek out captivating and intriguing compositions to create. The abstract composition, vivid colors, tones and forms combine to create the final artwork.”  


Norman's work has been featured in books such as "Studio Furniture: Today's Leading Woodworkers", "Wood Art Today 2",  "500 Cabinets" as well as various international magazines. He is the recipient of numerous art awards. Norman has recently been selected as a finalist for the prestigious NICHE Awards as well as a finalist for the Art Trends Artist of the Year Award. He has recently authored and published four books. Norman currently resides and operates his studio in Ottawa,Ontario.

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Entertainment Vine interview about my art, vision and philosophy:  Interview with Meagan Meehan

YouTube video of Wood Art