Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Movie Portrait

Here's another favorite painting I created for the movie, "Homeless For the Holidays."
The DVD is now available at area bookstores (Family Christian Bookstores) and online at It's an inspiring family movie!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Current Art Shows

I have art works in two shows during October:

The "Artists of Colorado" show at the Alpine Arts Gallery, 826 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, in the Santa Fe Arts District. The show runs until November 6th. The gallery is open during the day, as well as the First Friday and Third Friday art walks from 6-9 pm.

The 82nd Annual Colorado Artists Guild members show at the Denver Public Library, downtown between 13th and 14th and Broadway. The show is on the 7th floor and is open during library hours. It runs through October 30th.

Both are beautiful shows with a lot of variety in painting styles and subjects. I hope you'll be able to visit!

The painting shown, "Deep Woods," (11 x 14) is at the Library Show.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Movie Project

I recently finished a large commission for a movie, "Homeless For the Holidays" to be released this fall. Independent film producer, George A. Johnson, asked me to create a dozen paintings, including 7 portraits of some of the actors in the film. The art will be used for the opening title sequence.

This is the character "Eddie" in the film. I had a lot of fun with this project. The challenge was to paint the personalities of the characters in the story, not merely the likeness of the actors.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New! Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting for Fall

It's already time to be thinking about fall art classes! This fall at ACC, I have added an Intermediate/Advanced Oil Painting class. For information about this exciting new class, go to Fall 2010 Art Classes .

I hope to see my faithful returning students there!

Monday, May 10, 2010

His Boyhood Home

"His Boyhood Home"
oils, 24 x 36, by Valorie Snyder.
This painting depicts the Patron's childhood home, in Amish country, Pennsylvania.
I composed the farmhouse looming high on the canvas to create the feeling of a child's eye view.
I had a lot of fun painting the glowing light on the bricks and the reflected colors in the shadow of the barn, to create a dreamlike, nostalgic memory.