Learn, Share, and Grow in the Saddleback Art League
We are an association of Orange County artists, both amateur and professional. We gather for social and educational purposes to grow intellectually and share our knowledge of the fine arts with neighbors in the Saddleback Valley.
Norman P. Murray Center, Jacaranda Room
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo CA 92692
“Art opens your heart to the beauty of every day life.”~Janine Salzman
To share this truth with you through my paintings adds meaning to my life and hopefully the life of others.
Janine Salzman was born and spent her formative years in the exotic Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa. Inspired as a child by the mingled sights, sounds, and flavors of the French, Arabic and Sephardic cultures of this Mediterranean seaport, she knew at the age of 9 that she wanted to paint the beauty that surrounded her.
Later in Paris where she attended secondary school, she discovered and was captivated by the great French Impressionist masters such as Cezanne, Monet and especially Van Gogh.
Finally in Los Angeles years later as a young wife and mother of two daughters she found herself liberated, back in Mediterranean-like sunlight and now exposed to the strong plein air painting tradition of nineteenth and twentieth century California. Now she was determined to follow her dream. She dedicated every moment she could to painting. After fifiteen years of disciplined hard work and over 40 workshops taught by international contemporary masters such as Jove Wang, C. Hartley, J. Mendez, she has fulfilled her dream of becoming a professional artist.
Her rich and varied background, her great love of color and her talent are all evident in her impressionistic paintings which are currently featured in the permanent collections of the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, and in numerous private collections across the country. In addition she has been recognized by her peers with numerous awards for her plein air landscapes, still lives, figures and portraits.
Art critic Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge, commented on artist Janine Salzman’s seascape and landscape paintings stating: “I can see why Janine Salzman has garnered acclaim for the beautiful scenes that she has captured in paint. She is able to masterfully capture the essence of these moments in time — drawing viewers in by acknowledging the scenic beauty of our world.”
California Art Club
Oil Painters Of America
American Impressionist Society
Laguna Plein Air Painters