Welcome to my gallery. I have been an artist since I could first hold a crayon. I doodled and painted on my mother's walls and kitchen floor when I ran out of paper. She never got mad which I think gave me a sense of artistic freedom. I was born and raised in New Jersey in a Polish Hungarian family. We lived in the country surrounded by our many pets: pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and lots of cats and dogs. I was a tomboy, climbing trees, playing baseball and fishing with my two younger brothers. I love animals and nature but I also love the city, the tall buildings and architecture, the culture and the mix of many different types of people.
When I was a child my mother taught me to embroider intricate and colorful Polish designs. My father was from Budapest and played beautiful haunting Hungarian folk melodies on his violin. My heritage, plus living in New Jersey, my favorite place, has influenced my style, color and sense of rhythm. My art comes from my memories, my imagination and the things I see and hear everyday.
I've shown my art in galleries and in private collections around the country. My studio is in my home in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where I live with my husband and my wacky cat Kittykins.
When I'm not painting I'm either writing my mystery novel, editing my sci-fi stories, talking on the phone with my two beautiful daughters and three granddaughters or hanging out with my husband Joe.
My favorite materials are oil and acrylic paints, pastels, pen and ink, and clay.
I have a Bachelors of Fine Art. I studied at Cal State Long Beach in California, Suny Empire State College and Syracuse University.
I am currently a member of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ.
All artworks in this portfolio are the property of artist, Marilyn Ponty Salzano and are copyrighted and protected by US and International Copyright laws. Any publication, reproduction, modification, transmission, transfer, or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in whole or in part, without written permission from myself is prohibited. All rights reserved.