Spirit of the West

Roger Salisbury, PSA, ASMA
Oils and Pastels

Judith Monteferrante


Roger Salisbury I was very blessed to be raised in a household of art and medicine. Respecting the sanctity of life and appreciating beauty were instilled in me at an early age. Guided by two parents who were survivors of the depression, medicine was the first profession and art the second. Thus, going simultaneously to school and art classes became natural. Even while in medical school, I attended the Art Student’s League. The bonuses of a dual education have enriched my life immeasurably. The skills developed in art school have helped me to reconstruct mutilated patients and perhaps hone sensitivities to those in need. Dealing with human mortality daily as director of a burn center, has made me appreciate the beauty of the world around me and respect its fragility. Immersing myself in nature is both therapeutic and humbling. The quest to capture the light, to express myself in an original way is always challenging. Whether drawing or painting in oil or pastel, the goal is always the same – to create rather than to destroy.

Roger E. Salisbury, PSA, ASMA



Sonoran Arts League – Scottsdale AZ – seasonal
Terravita Art League – Scottsdale, AZ

Terravita Art League – Desert Pavilion – 2018 and 2019 and open studio tours 2017 and 2018 Sonoran Arts League – 2018-19 Gallery at El Pedregal, Sonoran Arts League, Scottsdale, AZ, January 6 – April 3, 2016OHANA, Paintings by Roger Salisbury, Main Street, Gloucester MA, October 3, 2015 - May 21, 2016
North Shore Arts Association, 2015, Legends Show and summer shows.
“New York and Beyond: Chasing the Light", solo exhibition at the New York Union League Club, June and July, 2015.
NSAA Exhibition: Turner Hill Club, Ipswich, MA, 2014.
“Board of Trustees Show ", North Shore Arts Association, 2013 and 2014
“Driving Miss Daisy" Solo exhibition at the Gloucester Stage, September 2013
“Marine Small Works" at Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead MA July – August 2013
"Best of Rocky Neck", Cultural Center of Rocky Neck, April 4-29, 2013.
“Inside and Outside”, Khan Gallery, Gloucester, MA June1-14, 2013.
“Spirit of the West”, Khan Gallery, Gloucester, MA May-June 2012
Rocky Neck Art Colony: Best of Rocky Neck Members Spring show, 2012 and winter show 2011, 2010
"The Beauty of the Beast: The Animal as Muse" at Gallery Della Piana, Wenham, MA. November -January 15, 2012
“Out of Africa”, Khan Gallery, Gloucester, MA Sept-Oct 2011
The Connecticut Pastel Society, Members Exhibition 2009
The Salmagundi Club, Urban Life Theme Exhibition, 2008
North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA: Solo Exhibition – Beneath the Sun and the Moon, May-June, 2008
American Society of Marine Artists, 44th Annual Museum traveling show, 2008-09:
    Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE May 16 - July 6, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD July 26 - October 19, 2008
    The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ November 13 - Feb 23, 2009
    Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC March 3- May 2, 2009
    New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA June 7 - September 5, 2009
Art Expo New York 2007, NYC: Group Exhibition – Evolution Art Group, Squirt/ HP booth, March, 2007
Music in ART, Paramount Theater, Peekskill, NY, 2006
Salmagundi Art Club, NYC, NY, Summer Show, 2005                                   
North Shore Arts Association, Summer Shows 1999-2012
Rockport Art Association, Summer Shows, 1993-2012
Pastel Society of America, Annual Shows, 1994-2012, Master
American Society of Marine Artists National Exhibition, Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2004
New York Colors: An Impressionist’s Ode to the City, Pastels by Roger E. Salisbury; Solo exhibition at Rockport Art Association, 2002
Lois Richard Gallery “Summer Impressions”, Greenwich, CT 2001-2003
Water, Sand and Sky, exhibition at Lois Richards Galleries, Greenwich CT, 2002
Southern Vermont Art Association, exhibition 2002
American Society of Marine Artists National Show, Delaware Arts Museum, 2001
Greenwich Arts Society, Spring Show, 2001
Noel Fine Arts, Summer Show 2001, Bronxville, NY
New York Colors-One Man Show, Macy Pavilion Art Gallery, Valhalla, NY, 2000
American Society of Marine Artists Museum Show, Frye Museum of Art and Cummer Museum of Art, 1998
Vistas and Visions, Macy Gallery, Valhalla, NY, October 1997
The Four Seasons:  A Journey in Pastel, Two Person Show, The Bridge Gallery, White Plains, NY, March 1995

Art Education:           
Philadelphia Museum Art School
Arts Student League
Private Instruction:   John Terelak, Oils
                                    Kevin Macpherson, Oils
                                    Matt Smith, Oils                       
                                    Herman Marguelies, Pastels
                                    Frank Federico, Pastels
                                    Leslie B. DeMille, Pastel Portraits

The Connecticut Pastel Society, Best in Show, Members Exhibition 2009
The Salmagundi Club, Certificate of Merit, 2008
Pastel Society of America, Master 2004
Pastel Society of America, 1995, 2001
Pastel Society of America, Allied Artists of America Award, 2004
Rockport Art Association, 2000, First Summer Show, Peg leg Award
Rockport Art Association, 1994

Honor Societies:            
Pastel Society of America, Master
Rockport Art Association
American Society of Marine Artists
American Artists Professional League
The Salmagundi Club
North Shore Arts Association
Rocky Neck Art Colony
Southern Vermont Art Association
The Connecticut Pastel Society, Inc.

Community Activities:
Sawyer Library Board
North Shore Art Association Board Member
Sonoran Arts League
Terravita Art League

Next Monet Giclee Prints until 2005 and Squirt HP limited edition prints as of 2007
Profits and Passions: Roger E. Salisbury, Westchester Business Journal, July 21, 2003
Salisbury, R.E., New York Colors:  An Impressionist Ode to the City, Shea & Haarmann Publishing Co., 2000; with Book Signing, Salmagundi Club, April 26, 2001
Outside the Plaza, Christmas Eve”, The Best of Pastel, p. 98, Rockport Publishers, 1998
Featured Article, Plastic Surgery News, April 1997
Front Cover, “New York Scenes” Arius U.S. Insurance Brochure, November 1997
Front Cover, “Broadway,” Annual Review Empire Insurance Group, 1996
Front Cover, “Venetian Afternoon” La Follia, Summer 1992

Business Address and Studio:
Spirit of the West Studios
480 264-2749 Scottsdale AZ Studio
Also Flagstaff, AZ
914 469-6983 Mobile

Revised 5/2019