Size: 24"W x 30"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I am intrigued by the journey of Salmon, going home to their birthplace to lay or fertilize their own eggs, and then die. During their journey, they go through a metamorphosis from beautiful silver fish of the Pacific ocean to red river monsters. I love the colors of the red fish against the blue-green waters. I have been painting the salmon my throughout my career. Sides are painted white and the art is ready to hang.
Joy Pesaturo, Artist As a child growing up in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, I was always drawn to the beautiful colors that surrounded me. Brilliant blue skies and water, green grass and trees, bright yellow dandelions, orange salmonberries, and the brilliant flowers that my mother grew in our garden. I would have happily spent all my time coloring and drawing. Later in High School I was fortunate to receive my first formal training in art. Painting quickly became my forte. I placed in a few local and state competitions and the thoughts of a career in Art were brought to my attention for the first time. Sadly, my mother was very ill with cancer, and passed away in December of my senior year. Art School dreams seemed frivolous at the time, so I followed a different path. After years without a paint brush or palette, my husband encouraged me to try again. He claims not to regret it but being married to an artist is a sacrifice to say the least! A large portion of our home goes to my studio which seems to keep growing. There are dozens of paintings leaning against walls throughout our home. I am currently blessed to be working as an active artist. I have chosen to sell my works via the online galleries, VANGO and SAATCHI. This has been a great venue for my art being that I live in a rural area of our beautiful country. My art has been purchased for private collections all over the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. I am also currently teaching art to elementary students. I LOVE creating new and interesting lessons for my students and teaching them about the art of lesser known artists both current and past.