Janine Salzman was born and spent her formative years in the exotic Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa. Inspired as a child by the mingled sights, sounds and flavors of the French, Arabic and Sephardic cultures of this Mediterranean seaport, she wanted to paint the beauty that surrounded her.
Later in Paris where she attended secondary school, she discovered and was captivated by the great French Impressionist masters such as Cezanne, Monet and especially Van Gogh.
Finally in Los Angeles years later as a young wife and mother of two daughters she found herself liberated, back in Mediterranean-like sunlight and now exposed to the strong plein air painting tradition of nineteenth and twentieth century California. Now she was determined to follow her dream. She dedicated every moment she could to painting.
After years of disciplined hard work and many courses taught by international contemporary masters such as Jove Wang, C. Hartley, and J. Mendez, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a professional artist.
Janine is now a laguna based plein air painter of seascapes and landscapes. She also takes commissions for larger projects and portraits.
Ever since I can remember creating an image on canvas has been some of the happiest moments in my life. The joy of experiencing something beautiful and sharing it with others using paint and color was and still is magic! Art is my passion and gift. And as such I honor and cherish it. It is this passion I try to convey in my paintings.
- Studio 7 gallery
- Mission Fine Art Gallery
- Scene Gallery
- Chemers Gallery
- Hillside Fine Art