Connie Snipes

Connie Snipes received her degree in Art Education from Texas Woman’s University and has also studied art, painting, and drawing at Georgia State University, Kennesaw Univerity, and the Art Students’ League in New York City. She has studied internationally at the Rhode Island School of Design in Italy and the Maryland College of Art in Canada. Connie worked with high school students as Chair of the Fine Arts Department and the high school art teacher for The Walker School in Marietta, GA from 1973 to 2001.

Connie has led painting workshops and shown her work at Pickney Simmons Gallery, Palmetto Art Gallery, With These Hands, all in South Carolina, and at Providence Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

Artist’s Statement:

When I was in college, I had to wait until my junior year to take an oil painting class. I would pass by the studio every day with expectation and longing. Even the smell excited me and it still does! I am in love with oil paint.

I am for strong and diverse brushwork, recognizable subject matter with a little mystery and without extreme detail, harmonious and sometimes surprising color harmony, and the intriguing dance of light and shadow.

I enjoy painting all subjects but am currently concentrating on en plein air landscapes.

Racism is Trauma

Crossnore School & Children’s Home exists to be a sanctuary for children and their families and racism destroys sanctuary. Racism is trauma and is part of systemic community trauma that has long term negative impacts on people and communities of color. Crossnore believes that black lives matter, and we are committed to building an anti-racist organization and supporting the development of racial equity in our communities. 

To read more about Crossnore's stance on racial equity, the Board of Trustee's Anti-Racist Statement, and to find other resources, please click HERE

You have Successfully Subscribed!