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Emerging Master Artist

Jim Salvati

Realist oil painter, Jim Salvati, utilizes texture to add emotion and depth to his panels. His paintings usually depict a lone figure, but are not so much portraits as they are snapshots of emotion in a singular moment. Salvati revels in working with the internal friction of oil paint: “My paintings are extremely thick and layered. I can keep the colors moving until I like what they have done to the piece.” The results are abstract strokes finely calibrated to evoke realist impressions. Salvati is in a select group of painters for Disney Fine Art, artists whose talent and craft elevate Disney scenes to the level of fine art. As a visual concept designer for several film studios, he has won numerous awards and acclaim for his cinematic work. He lives and paints in Malibu, California.