Artist Cory Salmond
Profiling Cory Salmond
Cory Salmond has had a curiosity in drawing since a very young age whilst growing up in a small Australian country town. His self-taught skills began with an interest in sketching Australia’s native fauna. These skills were further developed during his time studying animation and design.
Whilst on an extensive overland travel adventure from London, England to Cape Town, South Africa, Cory’s artistic focus moved to the wildlife on safari. “The vast amount of different animals that I had never encountered before and the sheer size of them left a lasting impression. I just wanted to go back and sketch them for hours on end.”
His ability to reproduce these majestic creatures established his ambition to become a professional artist. He prefers traditional drawing techniques with dry mediums and whilst his commission work usually consists of reproductions of family pets and homesteads, his true expertise lies in the ability to accurately recreate realistic wildlife pieces using colour pastels.
“I hope these reproductions not only showcase the pure majesty of these animals, but also highlight their vulnerability at the hands of illegal black-market poachers. I am endeavouring to increase the awareness of these critically endangered wildlife, to ensure they will be around for the future generation to experience.”
Cory has been shortlisted and selected to exhibit in The David Shepherd Foundation “Wildlife Artist of the Year” 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018 exhibitions at The Mall Galleries, London.
2019 has been the year of the art fair for Cory, having exhibited in London at the Parallax Art Fair, Kensington Town Hall (February) (https://www.parallaxaf.co/). Following the success of London, Cory exhibited his wildlife art in Sydney (March) and Melbourne (May) at The Other Art Fair – presented by Saatchi Art (https://www.saatchiart.com/theotherartfair).