"Swans" 11 x 14, oil on linen - Private Collection, Dunedin, Florida
It is true that in this modern age one can have a photographic portrait taken. Although this can be an art in itself, in as few
as 10 years a photo can begin to fade. However, as seen in many museums, a good quality hand crafted oil portrait can last hundreds
of years and can retain its color as if it was just painted yesterday. Creating a likeness and capturing the personality along with
the proper mood is one of the greatest challenges an artist can face. Yet, when skillfully captured, a fine portrait becomes a treasure
and a tribute to the sitter. Ed Salazar's portraits have proven to successfully accomplish such a task.
Since oil paintings last so long and have been passed on as an heirloom for centuries from one generation to another, it is said
that a sitter becomes "immortalized" in a portrait. Why not commission your own or one for someone you love?