Thursday, May 19, 2016

DPW Spotlight Interview: Salvatore Greco

Each week we will spotlight a different DPW artist who will give away one of their best paintings.

To enter to win Salvatore's painting, "On the Beach" go to Daily Paintworks and click on the link at the top of the page announcing their interview.

Did you have any stops and starts in your painting career?

I begun painting professionally in 1984 and since then have never stopped.

What mediums and genres have you experimented with?

At the beginning, I was painting in oil paints. I later switched to acrylic and have been painting with it for the last ten years.

On the Beach
(click to view)

Enter to win by clicking on the link at the top of the DPW home page announcing Salvatore's interview.

Which ones have "stuck" and which ones have fallen away?

Acrylic has stuck. :)

Who or what inspires you most?

Cézanne, Monet, Nicolas de Staël.

After the Rain
(click to view)

What techniques work to ensure that you make time for your art?

My trick is painting a little bit every day... "daily painting".

How do you generally arrive at ideas for your paintings?

I sketch every day and later turn these sketches into my paintings.

In the Mountains
(click to view)

What do you feel you are learning about right now as an artist?

I am constantly learning as an artist and continuously evolving. We must move forward.

What makes you happiest about your art?

Nothing makes me happier than to be able to spend my days painting and creating.

Pommier du Japon
(click to view)

Thanks, Salvatore!

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