Painting is my path to a world where entire stories can be told through a captured moment in time.
My journey as a painter began at Scotland’s foremost Glasgow School of Art, an extraordinary and inspiring artistic environment. After a few years, I spread my wings and traveled throughout Europe, finally settling in the Balearic Islands located off the coast of Spain. I arrived in the U.S. in 1984 and spent the next decade working in several artistic fields before turning to fine art.
To me, painting is much like poetry, an illusion and a vision. Instead of words, I use the brush to capture the essential fragments and facets of an intimate communication between the viewer and the subject.
My palettes are uniquely combined for each painting to create a harmony of colors that transcend real life. I love the moment when chaos and order dance with each other on the canvas – tight and loose brushwork, what’s deliberate and what almost paints itself.
There is a timelessness that I bring to my work that allows me to easily transform the images of everyday life into a new reality. I am the passionate and joyful creator of these compositions that come back to live in the real world.
A native of Scotland, artist Julie Snyder studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art. The setting itself was extraordinary and inspiring. Architect Charles Rennie Macintosh designed the Art School in 1897, combining his unique style of Scottish tradition with Art Nouveau. Julie Snyder was encouraged to pursue her art by an artist-mother and a writer-father.
Julie's artistic career has spanned both sides of the Atlantic and included several years of residence in Southern Spain. Julie Snyder forged her craft as an illustrator in advertising, publishing and the motion picture industry, including Warner Bros.
Her work hangs in collections and galleries across the country. The National Art Museum of Sport honored her three times, including her paintings of boxers “Before the bell” and "Seeking the Target" in their annual exhibits and awarding Snyder the prestigious gold medal for painting in 2013 for her painting "Daily Drill". Her painting of chefs from the historic Blinn House "Blinn House Kitchen Chefs" hung in Contemporary Masters | Artistic Eden exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History.
Segil Fine Art gallery and DanielakArt co-curated a solo show “Trinkets and Belles” for Ms. Snyder in January, 2009. “Visions of Dance,” another collection of work was presented in a solo-show at the California Theatrical Youth Ballet in La Canada. She has exhibited with The Oil Painters of America at the Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara; and the Howard/Mandeville Gallery in Washington; Addison Art Gallery in Massachusetts, The Boston International Fine Arts Show, Silvana Gallery's International Salon of Figurative Art and with the California Art Club at the landmark Ebell Club of Los Angeles. She is represented by Danielak Art of Pasadena, Segil Fine Art, Monrovia, Silvana Gallery, Glendale and Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod.
Julie Snyder also finds time to promote the arts: she is a program coordintor for The Art Engine, and is a frequent seminar presenter for art marketing and art collecting workshops. She served for two years as president of the historic Businessmen's Art Institute of Los Angeles.
She now lives in Southern California, where she paints, holds workshops and teaches painting at the Cope Studios, Glendale and the McGroarty Arts Center, Tujunga. Julie Snyder is a sought-after artist in the Southern California figurative art scene. "I paint the figure, finding my subjects in many walks of life and I bring them into the studio to model. I love to recreate an impressionistic environment on the canvas that tells a story.”
She paints to tell the stories of everyday people in their environment. Painting wet on wet with a balance of loose and tight brush work, she uses color and light to create interest and focus. Her paint quality is expressionistic as she captures the essential mood and gestures of her subjects. Julie Snyder also has a growing number of clients who commission her to paint portraits. Her intimate portraits are more than the traditional "head and shoulders" as she unerringly finds the special quality that makes each individual both unique and multifaceted.
Book: Paintings: Julie Snyder, Artist
American Art Collector magazine, Impressions of Provence, January 2012
Cape Arts Review, July 2011, Painting in France , Addison Art Gallery. Read
American Art Collector magazine, June 2011, Inspired Synergies, Addison Art Gallery. Read
Southwest Art magazine, April 2011,
STIG Mag Eco-edition, March 2011, From Everyday
Images to Timeless Works-of-Art
American Art Collector magazine, July 2009, Sold!
American Art Collector magazine, January 2009, Artist Focus: Julie Snyder, A New Reality. Read
Select Shows and Awards
Gold Medal for Painting awarded by National Art Museum of Sport, September 2013
Commitment to Excellence: National Art Museum of Sport, Bradenton, Florida, August 2013
Summer Show: Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod, MA Julie 2013
H2O Ebb and Flow, Galeria Gitana:
Red Show: Blinn House: DanielakArt 2012
Winter Light: Blinn House: DanielakArt, 2012
The Good Life: Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod, MA June 2012
Contemporary Masters | Artistic Eden: Pasadena Museum of History, Pasadena, CA April 2012
Impressions of Provence: Segil Fine Art Gallery, CA January 2012
Nouveau : Galerie du Soleil, Naples, FL December 2011
International Salon of Figurative Art: Silvana Gallery, CA September 9011
Inspired Synergies: Addison Art Gallery, Cape Cod, MA June 9011
Commitment to Excellence: National Art Museum of Sport, Indiana, IN, Feb 2011
Commitment to Excellence: National Art Museum of Sport, Indiana, IN, Feb 2010
Solo Show: Trinkets and Belles, Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia, CA. DanielakArt and
Segil Fine Art, January 2009
Boston International Fine Art Show, Addison Art Gallery, November 2008
Brand Art Library, Glendale, CA. Glendale Open Studio Tour, September 2008
Touch of Red, DanielakArt & Phantom Galleries, Pasadena, CA March 2008
Urban L.A.& Allure of Southern California, Segil Fine Art
Gallery, Monrovia, CA. February 2008
Passion Show, Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA. February 2008
Segil Fine Art
Gallery, Monrovia, CA. December 2007, Holiday Red Ribbon Show
Boston International Fine Art Show, November 2007
Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA. November 2007
Segil Fine Art
Gallery, Monrovia, July-August, 2007 Figure Collection, Guest Artist:
Brand Art Library, Open Studio Tour Show,
Glendale, July 2007
California Theatrical Youth Ballet, La Canada, CA. Solo Show: June-July 2007
Beverly hills, CA,May 2007 : Art of Happiness
VIVA Gallery, Sherman Oaks: Juror of Awards, The Valley Artists' Guild Gold Medal 2007 Show
Valley Artists' Guild, December 2006: Guest Demonstrating Artist:
Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia 2006: Small Works Treasures, Holiday Show,
Brand Art Library, Glendale, Glendale Group show, 2006
Glendale Artists Studio Tour, 2006
Invitational Music and Art in the Park, Quick Draw and exhibit, Glendale CA, 2006
Artist Magazine, Finalist, Convention Center, Pasadena CA 2005
ArtWorks Gallery, Auction, Pasadena, CA 2005
Segil Fine Art Gallery, Monrovia CA, Holiday Show 2005
Invitational “Jardins en Plein Air” 2005, White’s Gallery, Montrose, CA
Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA: Oil Painter’s of America Regional Show 2005,
Brand Art Library, Glendale, Glendale Group show, 2005
White’s Gallery, Montrose, CA, 2005 :“Romantic Impressions”
California Art Club Show: Ebell Club Los Angeles, CA 2004
Colony Theatre, Burbank, CA: Solo Show 2004
Women's City Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, CA. Nov. 2003-Apr. 2004: California Art Club Patron Painters Group Show: "Artists' Choice"
White’s Gallery, Montrose, CA, 2003: “Figuratively Speaking”
Montrose Verdugo Hills Juried Show 2003: 2nd Place
Businessmen’s Art Institiute Salon 2002: 2nd Place Portrait/Figure.
Businessmen's Art Institute Salon-2000: First Place Portrait/Figure.
Collections and Commissions
Ms. April Biggs
Ms. Ann Brady
Ms. Cecilia Brough
Mrs. Marie Burns
Mr. David W. Byrum
Ms. Lydia Cummings
Dr. Cindy Clayton
Mrs. Margaret Danielak
Mr. Doug Daniloff
Ms. Hillary Derby
Mrs. Mary Anne Dickie
Mr. Goetz Eaton
Ms. Julie Elkin
Mrs. Barbara Ely
Mr. & Mrs. Patrice Fabien
Mrs. Susan Flanagan
Ms. Marian Fortunati
Ms. Genna Heintzkill
Ms. Lisa Koontz
Ms. Pearl Lantz
Ms. Sonja Lawrence
Phil and Florie Leddel
Ms Virginia Lindskog
Mrs. Charlotte Maya
Ms. Eve Margarel
Mr. David Morse
Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Nicolson
Ms. Gayle Nyre
Mr. Charles Pitzer
Mr. & Mrs. Duncan Pollock
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rabinov
Ms. Rosina June Roselle
Mrs. Cynthia Rutherford
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Sandground
Mr. and Mrs Jon Sandground
Mrs. Mary Sandground
Mr & Mrs Donal and Maria Schweitzer
Sandra & Irwin Schorr
Ms. Christine Sargent
Ms. Laura Segil
Mr. Christopher Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Quin Talbot
Ms. Cindy Temps
Ms Nancy Thompson
Ms. Trice Tolle
Mr. Peterfield Turpin
Mr. & Mrs. Bill and Susan Washburn
Mr. & Mrs. Rich Weiler
Mr. John Young
California Art Club
Oil Painters of America
Angeles Crest Artist Guild
Other notable Julie Snyders
If you were looking for these ladies but found yourself here instead,
click here for Julie Snyder the Canadian T.V. producer and host of Le Banquier.
and click here for Julie Snyder, producer of This American Life
from Chicago Public Media.