Salska's portraits attempt to capture the true emotive experience of her subjects – some essential quality or characteristic that is not readily visible to the average encounter. Using photographic imagery as source material, the timely precision of the snapshot often illuminates these moments of the essential nature of a subject. Milliseconds caught in time have exposed parts of people that could never be known in real time. Of course, these moments do occur in real time – a shape, a light, a color, an expression sparks. It is these moments of exposure that activate Salska to painting. This process is intuitive, collaborative, and energetic.