Nature artist John Salsnek hung up his suit and
tie to try out the idea of creating a vocation from his passion for
creating a vocation from his passion for capturing nature on canvas.
The plan was one year. It's been a long year... about 275 months and
After a decade in the Gallery and Exhibition
Paw Prints Gallery was established in 1999, exclusively featuring
John's work... a walk into nature. In 2005, the Gallery
became a seperate entity catering to the comfort of John's collectors
and his Studio expanded.
Here are some of the questions John answers most often...
What is your favourite painting? the
The ideas and inspiration for your paintings? everywhere
and anywhere, all the time
What is your favourite medium? acrylic on different
surfaces anything's a possibility
How many paintings do you complete in a year? complete?
neot everything gets finished the way I want in a year but about three
dozen pieces leave my studio and are ready for our Gallery each year
How did the California Quail become such a signature image for you?
love living in the Okanagan and these captivating characters are
favourites with local collectors and tourists, it's improtant to make
your work part of the community.
Do you have a favourite research assistant? Harley
Salsnek, drop dead gorgeous blonde, 900 lbs of curves and muscle...
Other hobbies? riding
Harley and sleuthing out new ideas and new worlds; building thins large
and small... birdhouses, buildings; good and bad sci-fi movies...
born in Austria, raised in Canada, married, 4 legged family