"When I was a little boy I listened to a lot of jazz and he was one of my favorites. I wanted to capture all of the many cords of moods in his music from the rhythm strokes that are in the painting and the drips of those sweet notes of honey. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Trane, helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz."- Artist - Eric Salisbury
Eric Salisbury, a native of California, born in Los Angeles and reared in Compton, graduated from the Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA, with a BFA Degree.
Eric moved to Seattle, WA in 1989. He has taught children in both summer and after-school programs; created and sold works of art through galleries, museums, private and public shows and currently sells and his works throughout the United States and around the world. The largest collection from the SmilingFaces series is owned by the Watts Counseling and Learning Center in Los Angeles, CA.
For over 30 years, Eric has taught children how to express themselves, by collaborating, with others to make art. Their murals grace public and private institutions throughout King County, WA.
He is a multifaceted, artist-teacher-designer-muralist.
A portion of proceeds supports the work that Kay Tita is doing in Port-au-Prince to cultivate the entrepreneurial eco-system.
Kay Tita is a social impact organization that serves as a conduit to provide changemakers in Haiti with a safe space and needed resources to increase their impact, develop skills, and establishes key partnerships.