Salinas was entranced with movement, light, color, shape. He captured his images of scenes and landscapes wherever he lived and traveled.
His black and white landscape photography caught the image at that exact moment in time. Whereas when he would sketch a landscape and bring it back to his studio to paint, he frequently changed many of the objects. He relocated or removed objects, trees, buildings, rivers and more.
For Salinas, the finished artwork was a creative vision - intertwining the reality of the scene with the artist’s imagination, to inspire an emotional connection.
He believed art was life, beauty, love and throughout his life encouraged everyone to partake of this magnificent bounty.