Featured Artist Bill Snider

Bold graphic design and color mark the mixed media paintings of artist Bill Snider. Enjoy more of his work by visiting his website.

 

abstract mixed media painting on panel by Bill Snider

“BX20″ mixed media on panel, 40″ x 48”

 

Graphic, kinetic, layered …. this is what makes up my basic style.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX19″ mixed media on panel, 36″ x 45”

 

I do what are considered paintings, but they could also be thought of as flat sculptures in that they have depth, painted sides and a finish unlike most paintings.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX20″ mixed media on panel, 36″ x 45”

 

The evolution has been in complexity; more layering which creates a greater sense of depth and a more balanced image that integrates the various components into a unified piece.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX19″ mixed media on panel, 34″ x 42”

 

My process and images are a part of a long exploration of shapes, textures and color that involves sanding away much of the paint. Multiple color coats are repeatedly removed, giving the impression of a work that has aged and of colors long buried.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX14″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

After a layer of paint is applied and sanded, a coat of clear is applied which both protects the paint and adds depth to the layers. I can now paint over areas that don’t work and save areas that do. This process is repeated as many times as necessary.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“NZ14″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

The panels, which I build by hand, have depth, extending the painting surface and allowing the image to continue around the sides. They have a certain heft, reminiscent of a slab of stone or a solid block of wood.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX15″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

The pattern of marks that I use could be considered old (or could be modern.) They are typical tribal designs with an element of street graffiti.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX15″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

The smooth surface begs to be touched, which I encourage.

 

mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“BX14″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

This combination comes together into a piece that invites study, to be viewed in different light, revealing details to be discovered over time.

 

abstract mixed media painting by Bill Snider

“NZ14″ mixed media on panel, 48″ x 60”

 

Like a lot of artists, working on developing a consistent style is always the goal and a challenge. I want to keep a recognizable look from one piece to the next and wrap it together with a type of execution and craftsmanship that I find engaging, and that others will hopefully find engaging as well.

 

Artist Bill Snider invites you to follow him on Instagram and StudioDoorz.

 

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Comments

  1. I love your bold mark-making, you definitely made me reflect on each painting. I enjoyed reading about your process. Thank you for making me smile today!

  2. Angela,
    Thanks for taking a look at my work …. glad you liked it.
    You’re doing some nice work as well
    Cheers,
    Bill

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