Joseph Salerno is a painter who lives and works in Johnson, Vermont. His work is represented by the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne, VT, the Julie Heller Gallery in Provincetown, MA and the Ober Gallery in Kent, CT. He has been on the faculty at Johnson State College since 1991.
I hope to remake the landscape in paint, to capture its lush and sensual qualities. I want to find the poetry in the way clouds roll along a mountain ridge or obscure it in the fog, the elegance of the mist lifting from the mountains.
Each painting represents a conversation: between paint, brush, surface, the landscape, the day, the weather, the season, my mood, and past paintings both my own and others.
The paintings exist as transcendent images; thoughts, portals to scenes observed or remembered, fleeting moments, glimpsed views, or perhaps even portraits in a way; as records of the experience of seeing, of the process of invention and the delight of paint.