- Art Lovers
- About Us
Cindy Salaski is Co-Founder and CEO of artmatch4U. She brings her organizational, management and design skills to the team.
Much of her career has been spent in marketing and sales.
From 1991 to 2006 Cindy was a luxury home specialist with Realty Executives in Paradise Valley, Arizona. However, after studying with instructor Eric Wiegardt at the Scottsdale Artists’ School in 2006, she decided to take a new path and focus on her first love – fine art.
artmatch4U grew out of Cindy’s five-year search for the best art instructors, the best art books, the best art suppliers – in a nutshell – the best of everything related to art which was scattered all over the internet. She decided that it should all be organized in one place to enable artists and art lovers
quick, easy access to everything in the art world.
Along with her duties at artmatch4U, Cindy paints in oils, watercolors and pastels. She has studied with Albert Handell, Barry John Raybould, and Phil Starke. Cindy was also in a mentorship with world renowned plein air painter, Kevin Macpherson, from July 2010 to July 2011.
Cindy enjoys writing, too. In 1984, she was named one of the top ten writers in the Scripts Category of the Writer's Digest Magazine Writing Competition. The judge was J. Michael Straczynski who was most recently nominated for the BAFTA Award for his screenplay for the feature film "Changeling." In July 1997, Cindy was a winner in Pure Fiction's Electronic Slush Pile, coming in at third place. The winners were chosen by Martin Fletcher, editorial director at Simon and Schuster.
In the summer of 2012, Cindy interviewed Albert Handell, and wrote the article Mastering Brushstrokes with Albert Handell which was featured in Issue 88 (Dec/Jan 2013) of International Artist Magazine.
Cindy is the author of Oil Painting With the Masters which was published in July 2014 by F+W Media/North Light Books. The book features twenty of today's greatest master oil painters.
Salaski also co-authored the book Impressionist Painting for the Landscape with George Gallo. A screenwriter, film director, producer, painter and musician, Gallo wrote and directed Local Color, a feature film about an aspiring young artist who befriends an elderly Russian Master. George Gallo has written and directed many other films including Midnight Run, Bad Boys and 29th Street. He won the Arts for the Parks award in 1990, has had several one-man shows including three at Grand Central Art Galleries in New York City, and has received numerous awards for both his painting and filmmaking.
Kathleen Hanna is Co-Founder and President of artmatch4U. Having attended Arizona State University, she holds a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Business.
Kathleen has always had a great interest in the fine arts, especially in Impressionism and the works of Monet and Degas.
After spending many years as a marketing executive, she made the decision to join
Cindy in creating artmatch4U. Her goal is to provide artists with a single network that will offer them access to the various areas of the art world so they can spend more time creating and less time scrolling through search engine results.
Darrell Salaski is the Computer Network, Systems,
and Database Administrator for artmatch4U.
A Microsoft Certified Technician, Darrell has been a network consultant for over 15 years. He specializes in Windows based networks ranging from Windows NT 4.0 thru 2008R2, Windows 95 to Windows 7.
Darrell provides troubleshooting for all aspects of network, server and desktop problems.
A serious amateur photographer, Darrell uses a Sony Alpha A700 Digital SLR to capture his images. He says, "My favorite shooting location is
anywhere in the state of Arizona".