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Feature: Artist & Painter Sal Bigay

Updated: Sep 2, 2021

Sal Bigay is a 26-year-old self-taught painter from New Jersey. He started painting for money a few years ago, but has been painting for himself his entire life. Sal’s artistic style is inspired by his early interest in fashion illustration. He would love to one day turn his side hustle into his main hustle.

Feature artist and painter sal bigay

When asked about what his art means to him, Sal shares:

"The act of creating is also an act of destruction (I think Picasso said that). Painting is when I feel the most like myself, and the most like the person who I want to be. I don’t think I’m the most talented artist, nor the most creative; but, like anything else in life, if you love it you gotta put the hours in. My art taught me that.

"To me, my art means patience, family, and vision."

To support Sal and his work, you can follow him on Instagram (!


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