John will be offering an hour and a half painting demonstration online as part of the 4th Annual Watercolor Live event. To get more information about all of the choices included in the three-day event or to register, please go to You will be given a 10% discount if you include the code word SALMINEN in your registration.

John has two new videos available, produced by Terracotta. Click on the link below and you’ll be taken to his page on the Terracotta website. Scroll down on that page and you’ll see John’s introduction and also information about the full videos and how to purchase them. Hope you like them!

Recent Awards: 2023

John’s painting “George lV Bridge” received the David Gale First Place Award in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies 48th Annual Exhibition, 2023.

“Grey Gotham III” was chosen to receive the “Kent Day Coes” award in the 2023 Exhibition of Allied Artists of America.

“Florida #1” earned the Second Place Award in the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 43rd International Exhibition, 2023.

And back to John’s beginnings… “El Series #3, Chicago” was recently given the First Place Award in the Arts North Exhibition.

John’s painting “Chicago Symphony” was honored with the Skyledge First Place Award in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America 47th Annual Exhibition, 2023.

John was recently notified that his painting “High Street Umbrellas” was selected for the Alden Bryan Memorial Medal in the 156th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society, 2023.

John gave a live/zoom watercolor demonstration at the Salmagundi Club in NYC for the American Watercolor Society in conjunction with the 2023 Exhibition. The YouTube of John’s demonstration is now available, free of charge, through the AWS website, or you can google 2023 AWS Watercolor Evening: John Salminen to see the free YouTube. Over 125,000 viewers so far!

John’s painting “Promenade” was just honored with the First Place Award in the 46th International Watermedia Exhibition of the Watercolor Art Society – Houston, 2023.

John’s painting “Rainy Day Windshield” just won the Erickson Family Award in the 14th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition in Fallbrook, CA. 2023.