Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.


(graphite and watercolor on paper)

Memento mori


(india ink and reed pen
on paper, 1997)

At the Huntington



(ink on paper, 2009)

Abbey Sketchbook







(graphite, crayon, ink, and wash
on paper, 2009)
Spirit of Peace
Illustration painted for Br. Peter Zhou Bang-Jiu, O.S.B.
(graphite, watercolor, and body color on tinted paper, 2009)


The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning


















































Poignant storyboard sequence from 
The Little Mermaid:  Ariel's Beginning, done under the direction of Peggy Holmes
(china marker and graphite on paper,
copyright Disney 2008)