Lael Salaets



Medium: Colored Pencil On Grey Paper

Dimensions (In INs): 12 x 9

Country: United States of America

1 in stock

Artist Bio

Lael Salaets has been drawing since his earliest childhood. Since his family moved often, creativity enabled him to cope with change.

He enlisted in the US Marines and was stationed at Okinawa, Japan. There, he studied Eastern philosophy, art and culture. Wabi-sabi, the idea that nothing is perfect, finished, or permanent, influenced much of his pencil work. After his deployment to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, drawing became a meditative process to cope with PTSD.

He studied fine art and design at the University of Oregon and Lane Community College where he received a scholarship and an AAS in graphic design.

He resides in Eugene, a member of Maude Kerns Art Center, and the Oregon Society of Artists based in Portland.

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