M a r g a r e t S a l i s b u r y

November Fall Fog

November Fall Fog

“I majored in Art History at Vanderbilt University and enjoyed my studio classes, but it was never my intent to become an artist. This evolved as a result of becoming a mother, and discovering my need for a creative outlet while no longer employed outside my home. Volunteer work became orders for painted glassware, then painting classes with local artist, Andy Braitman. After a year in studio classes, I went to Italy for a two week plein air workshop , truly a life changing adventure.


I began painting in oils in 1999 with a wonderful teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina; Andrew Braitman. I have a studio at home but really love painting en plein air. I love being outdoors and find inspiration from nature and animals. In recent years I have been focusing on painting the North Carolina landscape from the mountains to the coast. My daughters are often part of my subject matter, although I like to use unsuspecting folks going about their leisure activities and enjoying life!I celebrate the ordinary by creating a painting from a place or moment in time that made me stop in my tracks and think, "WOW, that's beautiful!”

-Margaret Salisbury