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.

(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2018)

“Hollywood Temple”

"Hollywood Temple"
a poem by
Cindy Garcia

New York Sketchbook, December 2017

New York Sketchbook
December 2017
(ink and graphite on paper)

The Legend of Old Befana


(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2017)


(ink and watercolor on paper, 2017)

Sketchbook Studies from the Getty Villa

Sketchbook Studies from the Getty Villa
Malibu, California
(graphite on paper, 2017)

After a figure of St. Scholastica
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
(ink on paper, 2017)

Sketches from Shakespeare in the Park, 2017

Sketches done at the Independent Shakespeare Festival in Griffith Park, 
Los Angeles, California, 
Summer, 2017
(graphite and watercolor on paper)