Monday, January 15, 2018

ROX Gallery, Littleton, CO

I was honored by an invitation to join the ROX Gallery in the Aspen Grove Center, Littleton.  ROX is a beautiful, eclectic gallery with a variety of painting styles, photography, jewelry, and pottery - something for everyone and something new every week!
"Lost in the Music" ©Valorie Snyder

7301 South Santa Fe Dr (at Mineral), 
     Littleton, CO 80120

Unit #514, a couple doors to the right of Pottery  Barn.

Hours: Mon-Sat 10 am- 9 pm
             Sun  11-6

Receptions every Second Friday, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

This painting sold the first week.

Former Students in Stock Show of Denver, Coors Western Art Exhibit

"Near the End of May" © David Grossmann
How exciting to see the art work of two of my former students in prestigious art exhibits at the Stock Show in Denver!  David Grossmann was accepted into the Coors Western Exhibit and Sarah Phippen at the Club Exhibit. Find them at:  and

Sarah and David attended my classes as teens and inspired other students with their enthusiasm and determination to practice.  Successful artists rarely have only one teacher; they continued their training and built on that early foundation.  I'm proud to have been part of that foundation and so proud of them!

The Stock Show runs through Jan 21.  Since Sarah and David are showing their art in different places at the show, find the Coors Exhibit (for David) and inquire at the desk there about the Club Exhibit to arrange to see Sarah's paintings as well.

"It takes a Team"  © Sarah Phippen

Friday, January 5, 2018

Art Gallery Show, Center For the Arts Evergreen

"Bird's Eye View" oils
 ©Valorie Snyder

Two of my paintings were accepted into this juried member show in the Art Center's beautiful new gallery near Evergreen Parkway and County Rd 65.
31880 Rocky Village Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439;  303-674-0056).

Jan 12 - Feb 24, 2018
Open: M-F 10 am-5 pm; Sat 12-5 pm

Opening Reception:  Friday, Jan 12; 4-7pm
Stop in the see the show!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Student Andy Millar Art Show

Stop by South Colorado Blvd in Denver to check out the solo art show of my student,
Andy Millar.  Find it at:

From the Ground Up Coffee Shop
2418  South Colorado Blvd,

His show continues until October 31.
Congratulations, Andy!  Beautiful work!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ACC Student Show Winners, 2017

Stacey O'Donnell, Second Place award
Congratulations to my students who won awards in the recent Arapahoe Community College, Community Education Student Art Show.  Stacey O'Donnell won Second Place in Oils, and Randy Akers won the Merit Award.  

Both Stacey and Randy started as beginners and have returned to my classes consistently over the past 8 years.  Their paintings demonstrate how passion for painting, perseverance and practice pay off.

Randy Akers, Merit Award
To all my students who submitted paintings to the show, keep up the good work!  You are all winners!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Oil Painting Class Project

In my Intermediate Oil Painting Classes, students normally work on individual  projects, consistent with their personal artistic goals.

Carol Catt
Sometimes we do a class project from my demonstration to study a specific skill, technique, or painting approach.  

Carolyn Gallegos
These are a few of the oil studies from a project designed to help students paint faster and more freely.  We also emphasized the variety of colors in the shadow of the adobe wall.

Andy Millar
Nancy Hubbard

It's fun to see how each painting is different as it reflects the personality of the artist, although all were painted from the same reference.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Oil Painting Class

Cliff Austin Fine Art Studio in Littleton
I'm happy to announce my new oil painting class at Cliff Austin's Fine Art Studio in Littleton.  

Classes are ongoing for Intermediate to Advanced students, Tuesdays, 1-4 pm. An email to me is all it takes if you're interested! 

For details, click on the Private Classes tab at the top of this page.

Beginners:  I have classes for you, too, at Arapahoe Community College (non credit - you don't have to enroll in the college). Check out the ACC Painting Classes tab at the top of this blog.  I hope to see you there soon!