Camie Isabella Salaz Fine Art

Sunday, January 20, 2013

New Painting by Camie Salaz

Au Clair De La Lune

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


 “Beauty addresses itself chiefly to sight; but there is a beauty for the hearing too, as in certain combinations of words and in all kinds of music, for melodies and cadences are beautiful; and minds that lift themselves above the realm of sense to a higher order are aware of beauty in the conduct of life, in actions, in character, in the pursuits of the intellect; and there is the beauty of the virtues. What loftier beauty there may be, yet, our argument will bring to light.”
                    - Plotinus - First paragraph from Sixth Tractate

This past year, I have been both writing and collecting previously written excerpts on Beauty, Narrative and Composition and have been posting them on my website under "The Gilded Press"

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Virgin of Corinth

A classical order is one of the ancient styles of classical architecture, each distinguished by its proportions, characteristic profiles and details, and most readily recognizable by the type of column employed. Three ancient orders of architecture—theDoricIonic, and Corinthian—originated in Greece

The oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, ca 450420 BC. It is not part of the order of the temple itself, which has a Doric colonnade surrounding the temple and an Ionic order within the cella enclosure. 

A single Corinthian column stands free, centered within the cella. This is a mysterious feature.

In classical times, Corinth rivaled Athens and Thebes in wealth and trade. During this era Corinthians developed the Corinthian orderThe Corinthian order was the most complicated of the three. The city was renowned for The temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
I have recently finished this Drawing entitled "The Last Virgin of Corinth" in recognition of the creative origins of "The Corinthian Column".   It is Graphite and White Chalk on Toned Paper, 10" x 24" 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ode to Travis Schlaht

Two extraordinary portraits on exhibition at the John Pence Gallery.

Blue Dress 20" x 27"

Wisdom 16" x 20"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dana Gallery "Paint Out"

"Sunset Over 9 Pipes"
Kenneth Salaz

Congratulations to Ken Salaz, invited to participate in this year's landscape painting "Paint Out" hosted by the Dana Gallery in Missoula Montana.

Congratulations on your three sales opening night!

From architects’ artisan choices:

"Finally, Eric Stengel speaks of cherry picking the talent to match what needs to be accomplished. At the top of his roster: Page|Duke Landscape Architects, Vintage Millworks Inc., and Chicago Decorators Supply Corp. And then, his idea of “jaw-dropping” visual art: works from Camie Davis, founder of the Artisans Guild for Classical Narrative Painting; A fine arts school that teaches drawing the way it was done during the Renaissance. “It is an unbelievable contribution,” he says. “Terrific.”

Eric Stengel Architecture

Friday, July 1, 2011

Timberfiel 10 Opening Reception

To the left, the artists attending with Kip Forbes:

Camie Davis, John Patrick Campbell, Rob Clarke, Bryan Le Boeuf, George Towne, Wendy Walworth, Timothy Jahn, Ed Terpening, Patricia Watwood and John Dowd.

Below, My Husband Ken Salaz, brilliant landscape painter, and I and our sweet baby on the way posing with Narcissus at the opening.

Timberfiel 10 Opening Reception

What a great evening with an exceptional group of artists!

Last year, Christopher Forbes and Stephen Doherty invited a group of 10 artists to paint at the Forbes Estate. Those artists have been invited to share work done that week, and later work inspired by the trip.

Work is on view through Sept at The Forbes Gallery, New York City.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ode to Leon Bonnat I

Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat
1833-1922 French Painter Influenced:

Ode to Bonnat as an extraordinary Classical Narrative Painter.

Cain, committing the first murder by killing his brother, Abel was the first human to ever die. Cain is mentioned as Adam and Eve's first child; thus, Cain, according to Scripture, was the first human ever born.

Job's is a blessed man who lives righteously. At the suggestion of God and the will of God, Satan challenges Job's integrity, proposing to God that Job serves him simply because God protects him. God removes Job's protection, allowing Satan to take his wealth, his children, and his physical health in order to tempt Job to curse God. Despite his difficult circumstances, he does not curse God, but rather curses the day of his birth. And although he protests his plight and pleads for an explanation, he stops short of accusing God of injustice.

Ode to Leon Bonnat II

" Le Martyre de Saint Denis" By Bonnat

Denis, having alarmed the pagan priests by his many conversions, was executed by beheading on the highest hill in Paris (now Montmartre), which was likely to have been a druidic holy place. After his head was chopped off, Denis is said to have picked it up and walked six miles to the summit of Mont Mars (now Montmartre), preaching a sermon the entire way.

"Jacob wrestling with the Angel" By Bonnat

So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob's hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, "Let me go, for it is daybreak."
But Jacob replied, "I will not let you go unless you bless me."
The man asked him, "What is your name?"
"Jacob," he answered.
Then the man said, "Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, [e] because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome."

Friday, March 4, 2011

Beautiful Claudia finishes up her drawing of the sea goddess. Claudia travels to Italy every year and on her last visit she fell in love with this life sized sculpture in the Vatican Museum. She noticed this recurring theme of women riding on the back of horses with fish tails. These other photos, she took in the National Museum of Rome. We have been setting up small groups of folds to mimic the sculpture so that she can still do her drawing from life. We've done a little research on these strange sea creatures:

"HIPPOKAMPOI (or Hippocamps) were the horses of the sea. They were depicted as composite creatures with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpentine tail of a fish. In mosaic art they were often covered with green scales and had fish-fin manes and appendages. The ancients believed they were the adult-form of the fish we call the "sea-horse". Hippokampoi were the mounts of Nereid nymphs and sea-gods, and Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by two or four of the beasts.

THE NEREIDES (or Nereids) were fifty Haliad Nymphs or goddesses of the sea. They were the patrons of sailors and fishermen, who came to the aid of men in distress, and goddesses who had in their care the sea's rich bounty. Individually they also represented various facets of the sea, from salty brine, to foam, sand, rocky shores, waves and currents, in addition to the various skills possessed by seamen.
The Nereides were depicted in ancient art as beautiful young maidens, sometimes riding on the back of dolphins, hippokampoi (fish-tailed horses) and other sea creatures."