Meet Naomi Tiry Salgado
I grew up in Chippewa Falls, WI and now live in the Twin Cities with my husband. We are recent empty-nesters with two children in college. Art captured my interest in 2007 and I have been obsessed ever since. After I taught elementary art for several years, I dedicated myself to full-time painting in 2015. I was president of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota for a couple of years. I regularly compete in regional Plein Air Painting events.
Meet Watson, my four-legged studio assistant. He’s a dachshund-mix who thinks he’s my boss, rather than my assistant. He usually makes an appearance in my YouTube videos.
I love playing around with textures as I paint, applying some areas with thin, drippy glazes, and in other areas applying chunky impasto. I like my surface texture to have a lot of energy and I like the underlying composition to be accurate and proportionate.
Painting en plein air (outside, on location) is a particular joy for me because it adds spontaneity and freshness to my work. There is something about hearing, smelling, and feeling the atmosphere of a scene that I hope comes through on the canvas. It also allows me to meet some really awesome people who stop by to see what I’m doing.
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