Mission Statement: ARTLIFE


Ink & Paint Mission Statement:

Founded to create custom, quality, artworks. To meet and exceed clientele expectations while empowering and educating communities  through the importance of art and creativity in our everyday lives.


Drawing and painting has always brought me great joy. When people started requesting paintings and other artworks, I saw the same joy reciprocate, I decided to go all in and start a business all on my own. Ink and paint has always covered my hands and clothes, thus naming my business after this pigment and mastic made perfect sense and I was lucky it was available in the DBA database. Before becoming a professional artist, I have worked a job in almost every field, taking what I have learned and developing my own business with honesty in producing quality custom artworks in a customer service oriented fashion I have made great friends out of my customers.

 William SalasFine Arts Painter  and Craftsman

Born: October 19th 1983.

Married, Loving father of 2 boys.

Bachelor of Science in Film, Media Arts and Animation.         

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 Ink & Paint  is an entrepreneurial extension of the professional artworks of William Salas. Dedicated to the creation of personal artwork on almost any surface with many desired mediums . Creating quality canvases of custom shapes and sizes. Painting various differences of styles and movements of fine art to suit a customers needs under constructive, deconstructive criticism and strict deadlines.

Before a painting always comes the drawing. this is what sells the dream. I remember drawing before I can remember writing my own name.   At first I was the best potato man with a hat drawer you ever saw. Then I would copy and mimic paintings and artworks from various great artists. Leonardo Da Vinci was my favorite, I loved drawing his horses and grotesque faces. I can create a painting in the style or movement of another artist because of how I learned to paint. I now developed my own painting style and techniques through teachings from other artists and books I have read. This gives me an upper hand when completing a custom project because I can render the painting more to my clients needs.

Creating artworks from a customer’s perspective to a finalized installation is like realizing a strangers dream. It is a honorable feeling to accomplish smiles and sometimes tears. This is why I paint.

I can construct a canvas in almost any size, saving my mural clientele on transportation, wall preparation and the heartbreak of painting over it or leaving a mural when it comes to relocating.

I think if you are going to make art it should be considered art by all forms of craftsmanship.  I value the workmanship of a good frame a corner bridle joint, cross beams secured utilizing mortise and tenon joints center secured with halved joints. All with a beveled 45 degree angle all around, so the wood does not leave its impression on the canvas. A strong frame put together by its own wood and a bit of glue. I found that nails, screws, and staples will show through the canvas in brush strokes.

 In this same manner of attention to detail I create all of my artworks. Various mediums: airbrush, enamel, acrylic, oil, ink and paint on almost all surfaces, a wall, car, surfboard, paper mache, skin, wood and of course! canvas.                       

I decided to pursue this craft because it is the only thing I am told I am good at. It makes me happy that I can bring that same enjoyment, this same happiness to others. I can paint for hours and forget to eat and sleep sometimes I have to remind myself to breath. I know I am not the best, and yet I am not the worst, but I never gave up painting and for that I give myself credit. I love seeing my customers faces when I deliver and install a painting, Its like they are being reunited with a loved one they never knew they missed.

I spend my days here in San Diego, California, painting with my two kids they’re like ying and yang.  When I’m not painting, I’m thinking about painting or digitally ink and paintingmaking canvases to paint or working with other artworks. I have many hobbies I seldom have time to do: I work on my Mustang, I also train Jiu Jitsu, its my way of staying fit and still being involved in a gentle art,  cycling, brewing, photography, and others I do even less. Before anything my passion was always art, now it is my job and that brings a smile to my face.

I met this wonderful girl in high school currently spending the rest of my life with her. She is still my worst critic. “that painting is horrible!”, “What is that? I don’t get it” She says. “Be quiet you don’t know anything about art!” I reply, then I quickly change the painting with her input. It’s good to have people tell you like it is, Because you as the painter will always love your work, Even when it is horrible. 

Picasso said “the artist is the child that survived” I see what he means when I volunteer to teach kids art. I show my students his paintings and say ” you guys can do this right?!” they agree and some say they can do better. I see myself in them when I had that limitless blank piece of paper and a magic pencil. To them the whole world is a blank canvas with limitless possibilities where mistakes do not exist . This is why I paint

Everything in my life has led me to this avenue working in Ink & Paint possibly you have been led here and read my long splattered and stained story so I may create something for you? The universe has spoken and the stars are aligned let’s not waste destiny! Bring me your projects, your ideas and dreams. Let’s work towards a common goal! to make something beautiful in this world that will long surpass our meager human existence.  Let us move forward boldly and without remorse or falter onward to unpaved rivers and undreamed shores!

It all starts with a sketch. Contact me!


William Salas                (619)609-8592                  william@theinkandpaint.com

Custom, Quality, Artworks.