Movement, energy, and the quiet I find in nature are what I am exploring in my work; they are my inspiration. The sky and ocean are in constant movement and I find their rhythms peaceful and inviting. I find a break from the chatter in my head when I look at them; and I am endlessly fascinated by the similarity of air and water currents.
In my paintings I try capture some of what I find so intriguing. I use the natural fluidity of paint to express the movements in nature that inspire me. I have found that I am able to capture some of that movement by pouring paint directly onto the canvas and then mixing my colors. A masonry float allows me to create broad strokes. I also, often use metallic paint in my work because it too adds to the sense of movement in a still painting by picking up the light in different ways as the day changes.
I am satisfied with a painting when it makes its own kind of sense. When a painting offers me some peacefulness and I can look at it over and over again and still find something new and interesting; then I know it is done.
Laguna Art Group Member
Kim Snyder's paintings can be seen in person at: Jack Creek Cellars in Templeton, CA. Dwell Design, Arroyo Grande, CA Bourgeois Interior Design, Incline Village, NV
Atelier 708 (Studio Visits): Available by appointment. Please make requests through the contact page.
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