Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

Dear mentors and friends, John Canemaker, and the late Tissa David, in New York

(Photograph of Tissa and John by Joe Kennedy)

(Photograph of Tissa and John by Michael Sporn)

(Photograph of Tissa and John, courtesy his collection)









Male Figure
2 and 5 minute poses
(crayon on paper, 2017)






(ink and watercolor on paper, after Mexican art at LACMA, 2017)

(graphite on paper, 2016)

"My Time"




































































































































































"My Time"
from "Elena and the Secret of Avalor"
copyright The Walt Disney Company
Storyboard done under the direction of Jamie Mitchell