Celestial Harmony
Celestial Harmony
Inner Fire
Inner Fire
Shooting Star
Shooting Star



Michael Lucarelli

     “I see my paintings as impressionistic images of our universe. Spiritual in nature igniting awareness and feelings that express space and time not viewable by the naked eye. With the first Images through the Hubble telescope I was mesmerized by the natural beauty of the creations.
     Through the study of art, yoga and music I am able to see clearer the magic and wonder of the beauty that surrounds us. Discovering the magic of now. Discovering that Heaven is in the now. Always trying to express the universe we live in. In the end it it the Universe itself that is expressed. Living in a modern world, through modern technology, the infinite beauty of our universe finds it way to the canvas with the same infinite possibilities as the universe itself.“


     Michael Lucarelli was born on August 18, 1959 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He began his music education on the electric guitar in 1973. Later, Michael discovered the classical guitar and began his studies with Peruvian Guitarist Ricardo Linares. Mr. Lucarelli went on to receive his Bachelor of Music degree in 1989 from the University of Utah and his Master of Music in 1992 from the University of Arizona in Guitar performance. He has been a professional guitarist for over twenty-five years receiving numerous awards including most recently “best sound of music “ from  the Salt Lake City Magazine “Best of the Beehive” . He has composed numerous compositions and recorded 7 CD’s which have received rave reviews worldwide. Michael is also a “Youtube phenomenon” receiving over six million views.
     “I directed my art to the canvas after a friend suggested i paint something while I was going through a divorce in 1998. I believe painting allows me to express the wonder’s of our universe. I see heaven all around me. My purpose as an artist is to reflect the wonders and beauty of our universe. The visual language of color, space, line and form is a language without words that crosses linguistic boundaries just like music.
     Currently Michael lives in Holladay Utah with his wife Shahla, where he has an active schedule painting, performing, recording, teaching, and composing for the classical guitar. Karate led Michael to yoga, which he has studied since 1990. He is a certified yoga instructor through the White Lotus School (Ghanga White and Tracy Rich) . He currently teaches Yoga at the ‘Yoga center “ in Holladay . “ I use the same Meditative techniques used in Yoga & Music while painting. It has been a wondrous journey seeing the art forms merge into one another . Art , in all its many forms, has helped me reflect and express the world in which we live.

Body Large

1992 M.M University of Arizona Guitar Performance
1989 B.M. University of Utah Guitar Performance
2000 Yoga certification “White Lotus’

Art Shows

2011 current- solo - June- Patrick Moore Gallery
2009 group- Holladay Art Show 
2007 solo- Evolutionary Healthcare
2007 solo- Utah Art Alliance Gallery
2006 Solo-Visage solon
2006 group- Panned parenthood fund raiser
2000 Solo - leftBank gallery
2012 solo-Rio grand gallery, Ogden, Utah, January 

Selected Concerts

2009 Utah Arts Festival; Salt Lake City UT 2009
2009 Temple Square Concert series; SLC UT
2010 Gallivan Center; SLC UT
2004 First Night Joseph Smith Memorial Building 2004
2004 Water Music Festival; Seaview WA 2004
2004 Brown bag Concert series
2004 NAPT corporate convention; Cincinnati, OH
2003 Alpine Community Arts Council; Alpine, UT
2003 Rose Wagner Theater; Salt Lake City UT
2003 Utah Arts Festival; Salt Lake City UT
2001 Capitol Theater, SLC UT
2001 Dixie College; St George UT
2000 First Night; SLC UT
2000 Helper Arts Festival; Helper UT
2000 Perry's Egyptian Theater, Ogden UT
1999 Temple Square Concert Series; SLC UT
1998 South Texas Classical Guitar Society; McAllen TX
1998 Convocation Series; Snow College; Ephraim UT
1998 Brigham Young University; Provo UT
1997 Inman Johnson Artist Series; Louisville KY
1997 Brewery Arts Center; Carson City NV
1996 Utah State University; Logan UT
1995 Tucson Guitar Society; Tucson AZ
1993 Artist Series; Richland WA


2009 Favorites, LMS Recordings 10008CD
2005 Shahla, LMS recordings 10007CD
2003 Plays the Beatles, LMS Recordings 1006CD
2000 Romantic Christmas; LMS1005CD
1999 Romanza; LMS Recordings 1004CD
1998 Mystical Dance; LMS Recordings 1003CD
1996 Collage; LMS Recordings 1002CD
1994 Inspiracao; LMS Recordings 1001C


2001-present University of UT Life Long Learning
1983-present Private studio lessons
1998-2000 Salt Lake Community College
1990-1991 University of Arizona; Tucson AZ
1985-1989 Acoustic Music studios


2010 “Best of the Beehive” SLC Magazine
1999-2003 Utah Performing Arts Tour
2002 Source of Pride  Ch 4 SLC  UT
1996 Grant-Utah Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts
1992 Prize winner- Sholin Guitar Competition
1989 First Prize-Mu Phi Epsilon Music Competition


5107 Westmoor Rd
Holladay, UT 84117
(801) 274-2845

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