Joanna Salska

Joanna Salska

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  Artist: Joanna Salska
 Live in: Berkeley, CA, United States
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Joanna Salska Artist Bio:

When I was five years old, my neighbor, who was an art student, asked me to pose for her. That experience made me want to paint and draw, but I did not know how to proceed. At 17, I had the good fortune to study with an artist who had the gift of unlocking my creativity. While looking for my own path in painting, I went from working semi-abstractly to developing my own stylistic approach, which I call "˜alter-realism.' Idealistic and hopeful as a youth, I became concerned about direction our civilization is taking. My very personal, intimate alter-realist style developed directly from the emotional experience of being faced with unstoppable social and historical forces. I paint about a wide range of topics that concern me. One is intolerance, whether it is religious or international, occurring far way or on the home front. I also paint happier themes like landscapes, animals, or poppets. (Please say more here about WHY you pick these subjects and how you use them"”I liked parts of the first statement draft you sent me, where you talked about using your subjects to evoke human emotion. I would add some of that here.) When I paint portraits, I look for the person within. I consider myself a traditional painter, working in tempera and oil. Art is my anchor and therapy. I paint about all that is on my mind, wanting my art to make people stop, look again and stay in their hearts and minds. www.joannasalska.com www.ubaowl.com