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Teresa A.(Maring / Snyder) Snider was born in El
Centro, California, growing up in a small farming town. As a young girl, the love of
rodeos and country landscapes made a lasting impression on her. She now resides in
Teresa won her first awards while she was still in
high school. Following an interest in art since childhood, she graduated with honors
from the Art Center College of Design receiving a bachelor's degree in Illustration.
At Art Center, she studied under such renowned artists as Joseph Henninger, Lorser
Feitelson, Jack Leynnwood, Harry Carmean and others. The high quality of her work
brought special distinction to Teresa at graduation. She was selected as one of
seven graduates given the opportunity to participate in a post-graduate study program in
Connecticut with world renowned illustrators / artists Mark English, Robert Heindel,
Bernie Fuchs, and Fred Otnes.
Teresa has worked as a professional artist /
illustrator for over thirty years. For her, art is a career and lifetime
commitment. In illustration, her list of clientele has included buyers such as Bank
of America, Eddie Bauer, AT&T, Microsoft Corporation, Safeco Life Insurance, and
Hunt-Wesson Foods to name only a very few. She participated in the U.S. Air Force
Art Program, and has paintings in the Air Force's permanent art collection in Washington,
D.C. Her artwork (in illustrations, paintings, and portrait commissions) is in
corporate and private collections throughout the United States.
"I have always been fascinated by the interplay
of light, shadow, and color ... and the way all of these elements dance together in
harmony as I look at things in the world around me. Light brings a feeling of warmth
and happiness, and gives each of us the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional
surface. Light helps to move the eye of the viewer into and through a piece of
artwork. I love to draw and paint the subjects and ideas that have touched my spirit
in some way. I choose to capture ideas of a moment in time that other people can
enjoy as well."
She has exhibited her work at the National Western
Art Show in Ellensburg, WA, as well as other art show, and in galleries. Teresa was
featured in the 'Gallery' section of the November '96 issue of Western Horseman
magazine. She was one of the Top Ten Western Artists in the 1999 Will Rogers Masters
Trappings exhibit, organized by the Academy of Western Artists ('dedicated to the
preservation and promotion of Western Arts').
Teresa works in most mediums, with watercolor and
pencil being favorites. She is interested in many subjects. Each painting and
drawing is worked out in detail before color and painting is begun. Those who
appreciate good drawing, design, and fastidious craftsmanship will find good reason, among
others, to enjoy her work. In addition to her fine art, Teresa accepts commissions
for portraits (if interested, you can request addition information), and still does
free-lance illustration for clients across the country.
remarried, so now her name has changed. Teresa Snyder became Teresa Snider ... yes,
it really did change by a single letter.