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In oil paintings and pastel sketches from life the artist’s perception of a place connects with her experience of a place. A direct fresh response to seeing landscape in the open air combines with inspiration and memory which guide her selection of sites and approach. Through painterly forms, Salstrom uses color and shape to explore light and motion in these works mostly of northern Illinois; and several smaller pastel studies of landscape in Sweden and New York. Through figures and architecture, the warmth of human presence is invoked while establishing spatial elements of scale and geometry.