A New Jersey native, Eugene Salandra studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief monastic sojourn, his life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among his influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbs, Yoga and meditation, musical theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and veggie cooking.

After a carved figure at St. Francis High School and Friary, La Canada, CA
(ink on paper, 2010)
After a carved figure at St. Francis High School, La Canada, CA
(ink on paper, 2010)
Father Philip Edwards, O.S.B.
(ink on paper, 2009, c. St. Andrew's Abbey)