Brenda Salamone was born in Tucson, AZ, but grew up in south Florida. When she moved to San Diego in 2001,
her art became inspired by the untamed beauty of the desert, and the crashing waves and giant cliffs of the Pacific Ocean. Although she is now in Los Angeles, the beaches still aren't too far away to be an inspiration.
Brenda divides her artistic efforts between painting in soft pastels, oils and watercolors, teaching the foundations of drawing and painting to teens and adults, belly dancing, beauty and special effects makeup, and writing. A fiend for traditional animation, she enjoys creating landscapes in a style reminiscent of the old Warner Bros. cartoons. Chuck Jones is her hero, and other artists who have inspired her include Maurice Noble, Eyvind Earle, Alphonse Mucha, Susan Seddon Boulet, and Maxfield Parrish.
Recently, Brenda has been working more in abstracts, but still finds the soothing beauty of nature to be a favorite subject. Her dream is to travel to the Scottish Highlands to capture the wild landscapes, lochs and standing stones of that ancient land.
Brenda's paintings have won awards both internationally and locally.