Jim has been a prolific artist for movie studios and theaters, with a client list that includes Disney, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Radio City Music Hall. He was the master illustrator and conceptual artist behind many of the memorable images and finished paintings associated with the "Harry Potter" films.

He describes his style as "painterly realism", and his favorite subjects are people. Ask him about a painting, and he will tell you the subject's personal story....

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PRINTS (editions on canvas)

Jim Salvati - Hello Young Prince

HELLO YOUNG PRINCE

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Hand-Textured Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 95

BLUE FAIRY

Hand-Embellished
Serigraph on Canvas

12 x 16 inches
Edition Size: 95

Jim Salvati - Blue Fairy
Jim Salvati - The Pumpkin Dance.

THE PUMPKIN DANCE

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Hand-Textured Canvas

20 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 95

THE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

15 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 50

Jim Salvati - The Captains Quarters
Jim Salvati - Mulan and Kahn

MULAN AND KAHN

Chiarograph on Paper

18 x 22.5 inches
Edition Size: 30

JUNGLE GUARDIAN

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

15 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Jungle guardian
Jim Salvati - Tickled Tink

TINKLED TINK

Giclée on Canvas

12 x 18 inches
Edition Size: 95

ALONE IN THE WOODS

Giclee on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Alone in the Woods
Jim Salvati - An Evil Task

AN EVIL TASK

Giclée on Canvas

15 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

I'M A BOY!

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Im a Boy
Jim Salvati - Its a Girl

IT'S A GIRL

Giclée on Canvas

12 x 16 inches
Edition Size: 195

LUCY AND THE LAMPPOST - NARNIA

Giclee on Canvas

20 x 11 inches
Edition Size: 95

Jim Salvati - Lucy and the Lamppost - Narnia
Jim Salvati - Out On A Limb

OUT ON A LIMB

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

15 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 95

SINGING WITH THE BIRDS

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

12 x 16 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Singing with the Birds
Jim Salvati - snow white

SNOW WHITE

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

11 x 14 inches
Edition Size: 95

SNOW WHITE ON THE BALCONY

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

12 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 95

Jim Salvati - Snow White on the Balcony
Jim Salvati - The Cat Only Grinned

THE CAT ONLY GRINNED

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

12 x 16 inches
Edition Size: 195

THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

12 x 18 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - The Sorcerers Apprentice
Jim Salvati - Tiger Lily and Hook

TIGER LILY AND HOOK

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

WALT

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

20 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Walt
Jim Salvati - Waterlogged

WATERLOGGED

Giclée on Canvas

16 x 20 inches
Edition Size: 195

WE'RE SIMPLY MEANT TO BE

Hand-Embellished
Giclee on Canvas

Deluxe Edition
24 x 18 inches
Edition Size: 25

20 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 195

Jim Salvati - Were Simply Meant to Be
Jim Salvati - where are those puppies

WHERE ARE THOSE PUPPIES

Hand-Embellished Giclée on Canvas

15 x 15 inches
Edition Size: 95

 


ORIGINAL PAINTINGS (Oil on Canvas)               (back to top)

Jim Salvati - Hello Young Prince

HELLO YOUNG PRINCE

Oil on Board

11 x 14

WHATCHA DOIN

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20

Jim Salvati - whatcha doin
Jim Salvati - a very important date

A VERY IMPORTANT DATE

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16

SINGING WITH THE BIRDS

Oil on Board

10 x 13

Jim Salvati - Singing with the Birds
Jim Salvati - The Captains Quarters

THE CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS

Oil on Board

18 x 24

NO ORDINARY APPLE

Oil on Board

16 x 20

Jim Salvati - No Ordinary Apple
Jim Salvati - a deadly plan

A DEADLY PLAN

Oil on Board

16 x 20

I'M A BOY!

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20

Jim Salvati - Im a Boy
Jim Salvati - Blue Fairy

BLUE FAIRY

Oil on Board

16 x 20

AN EVIL TASK

Oil on Board

24 x 20

Jim Salvati - An Evil Task
Jim Salvati - sleepy cub

SLEEPY CUB

Oil on Board

12 x 18

AWAITING OUR FATE

Oil on Board

20 x 24

Jim Salvati - awaiting our fate
Jim Salvati - all dolled up

ALL DOLLED UP

Oil on Board

16 x 20

HAUNTED

Oil on Board

24 x 20

Jim Salvati - haunted


Jim Salvati - BIO               (back to top)

Artist Jim Salvati has a message for his students at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena: Even "normal people" can make it in the art world.

"I'm a very regular guy; there's nothing fancy about me," says Jim, who grew up surfing the beaches of Southern California and went on to graduate from the prestigious Art Center College of Design in 1982. "I tell my students that you don't have to be extremely talented to make it. You can make it in life on passion and determination."

Jim has plenty of those two attributes, and he most certainly has "made it" in the art world. He's been a prolific artist for movie studios and theaters, with a client list that includes Disney, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Radio City Music Hall. He was the master illustrator and conceptual artist behind many of the memorable images and finished paintings associated with the "Harry Potter" films.

He describes his style as "painterly realism", and his favorite subjects are people. Ask him about a painting, and he will tell you the subject's personal story. Salvati sees his paintings as his portal into various cultures and different areas of society. "I like the connection between people and their culture," he says. "The different emotions, gestures, moods, environments, and style of people in my life and those that I cross paths with, all become part of my storytelling".

"Even with my Disney art, I think it's important to show who a person or character is and what is the most interesting part of their life the part that is bold and has guts." Character and boldness can be observed in the scenes that Salvati chooses to depict. They are often not only a defining moment of a film, but usually the most emotionally charged and sometimes heartbreaking. Bambi alone in the woods, the Huntsman with Snow White, and Scar leaving Simba in the canyon, are all turning points in the story, and when the main character had to show their "guts" or courage.

Working in oil paint, Salvati uses panel and sometimes mounted paper preferring the option of layering paint to create a lot of texture, as he feels that an uneven surface adds to the emotion of the story. "My paintings are extremely thick and layered and oil allows me the time I need to play with the color," he says.

For the past 22 years, he's been teaching at Art Center himself, a gig he's found just as rewarding and inspiring as painting. "I love teaching, and students respond to my style because I'm so down to earth," he says. Abyproduct of his years as an instructor is his strong connection to artistic diversity as well as a careful observation of the changing world of art and how art interrelates with technology. His experience and knowledge cross many boundaries into Print, Film, Animation, and the fine arts.


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