I paint because I find it a nurturing place that allows me to express and share those quiet moments that are special to me. Emotion and nature inspire me. A warm breeze pushing hair from my face, floating on water, falling leaves, or delicate winged creatures are some of the elements that find a way into my work.
For me, the act of painting balances control with letting go. At times, I start a painting with a clear vision of a subject and sometimes I start with a feeling. Often, I pour paint directly on to the canvas, then mix the colors with a palette knife. I have control of my medium, yet I must let go at exactly the same time. This is my favorite part of the process. If I push a preconceived idea too hard, I am often dissatisfied with the outcome. When I let go and lose myself in the work, that is when I create paintings I find most satisfying.
Kim Snyder's paintings can be seen in person at Jack Creek Cellars in Templeton, CA.
Studio Visits are available by appointment. Please make requests through the contact page.
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