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 Benedictine 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 herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

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)