Snyder, Billie Jean

Description of Work Earthy watercolor landscape paintings of historical buildings, bridges and fields. Still life paintings of flowers in their natural habitat. Her goal is to create a nostalgic feeling with composition, light and color. The landscapes tend to be more realistic than the flowers, her greatest love, which are developed as she moves along with a wet-in-wet technique often producing some surprising results. Building washes intensifies the all important color helping the paintings reflect a feeling for nature.

Brief Biography Presently teaching a watercolor off campus class for Allegany college at Frostburg Civic Center. This has continued for nine years. Taught various groups of all ages for Allegany Arts Council while the office was located in Western Maryland Station. BS in Art from FSU, and has participated in many classes, training under noted Watercolorists who held workshops for the Hay Stack Mt. Workshops in this area. Past president of the Western Maryland Watercolor Society and past Secretary of Allegany Area Art Alliance. Participates in shows in Cumberland, Bedford County Arts Council, Sommerset, PA juried shows, and Accident IDEA shows.

Cumberland, MD 21502