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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.