A Celebration of Color . . . .
Victoria Salvano prefers painting with watercolor on large sheets of Arches fine art paper. A typical size for an original piece is 30” x 40”. She relishes filling every inch with details, always painting right to the edge of the paper. Paintings can take anywhere from a month to a year to complete depending on the particular work and its complexities. Some originals of the prints featured in the online gallery are still available for purchase. Please contact us if you are interested.
Venice has been a favorite location for Victoria Salvano, both to visit and to paint. For an artist it is truly paradise, a city saturated with art. Glowing from windows and doors are rooms packed with delights, calling one in to take a taste, to look a little closer. This feast for the senses inspires the artist to capture the sense of place, with all its pleasures and possibilities, magic and mystique. When painting, she can relive the place. This is why Venice and
Italy are major subjects of her art.
From the coast to the mountains, the terrain and architecture of
Italy also sparks the imagination of the artist. Victoria has painted several areas along the Amalfi coast, Florence and
Firenze. These places are reconstructed in loving detail, celebrating the memory of traveling there.
Venice Sunset, Laundry Day, Saint Georges Bridge, Merchants of Venice, Venice Twilight, Campo Donato and Laundry Night all treat various aspects of the wonder of
Other cities of the world have captured Victoria Salvano’s interest over the years. Galerie Chabot pays tribute to two French-Canadian family names in a gallery on a
Paris street. The Red Gate highlights to brilliant sun soaked blues of the
Greece. Barcelona and
Cordoba are explorations of Spanish contributions to art history and culture. If one looks closely into the windows of her buildings, the details nestled inside tell of the meaning of the place to the artist. The Big Easy is a vibrant expression of the magical nightlife in
New Orleans, Louisiana. Patriot Games expresses patriotic sensibilities in the setting of an Inn in
Princeton, New Jersey.
Most recently the details in the architecture and the variety in the waterfront communities of
Baltimore are the source of inspiration for Victoria Salvano. Her newest print, Baltimore Cityscape features the familiar landmark of the Bromo Seltzer Tower, mod
eled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. Baltimore’s
most notorious block is featured in The Block, a lavish study of a stretch of Baltimore Street, once home to a thriving performing arts district at the turn of the 20th century.
In Baltimore Backstreets and Italian Market, the tall brick spire of St. Leo’s church figures, a cornerstone of the Little Italy neighborhood. Italian Market features a renowned deli
down the street from St. Leo’s which showcases the Italian foods close to her heart: proscuitto di Parma, Reggiano parmesan, mozzarella, mortadella and sopressata. A tugboat docked along Thames Street in Fells Point is the focal point of a nationally famous street in Fells Point Remembered. Locust Point reveals a little Irish bar in the south
Baltimore neighborhood of Locust Point.
The fantastic shining gold domes of the Ukranian church that peek out from the roof of a local bakery in Harry’s Bakery are a well known landmark to the diverse
Canton communities. In Nouveau, a house in Historic Mount Vernon reflects the lively art and cultural life of the surrounding neighborhood. Throughout, the distinctive formstone row houses, the towers and domes of the city’s churches a
re all meditations on the rich life supported by the port city.
Victoria Salvano's work is available at Butler Gallery in Hunt Valley, Maryland