This week I’d like to introduce a new found treasure and a contributing artist to the 2013 Songs of Kiguli fundraising campaign. His name is Bob Salo and he is a world traveler. He interprets what he sees by creating some truly exceptional art. I bumped into him while I was looking for interesting perk prizes for the fundraiser. He is, in a word, ideal.
Bob travels around the world looking for subjects, and moments, that feed his artistic eye and his heart. He is a professional videographer, cameraman and graphic design graduate of the Ontario College Of Art in Toronto Ontario. He acquires a vast variety of visual elements and “moments” and returns to his studio to recreate the vision he first saw and felt. It is his mission to express what he felt at the time he captured that perfect moment with his camera.
All of his work is by hand using a computer graphics program that allows him to simulate any medium he chooses with a pen on a Wacom tablet. The incredible brushes that can be assigned to his electronic pen can simulate the painting feel and action of watercolor, oils, pastels, or whatever; but the expression itself is still in the control of the hand and the eye of the creator for the enjoyment of the beholder.
Some of these captured moments were just perfect for the Songs of Kiguli. We selected two prints to give as prizes for the Lion and Elephant perk classes and those prints are shown here by permission of the artist. You can find Bob at Fine Art America, Amazon.com and at his own website.
Check out the terrific collection of works available on his sites! Better yet, stop by the Kiguli campaign and you can have either “Returning a Smile” or “Need for Understanding” AND help out a great project.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
This link will take you straight to THE spot!