Artist Feature: Britt Snyder

Editor Shenyah Webb, Art, July 6th, 2017

"Work that speaks softly of the human condition."

Britt Snyder Art Nailed Magazine
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Everyday moments delicately muddled through a rainy palette. A fly on the wall peering into the stillness. Each instance depicted with just enough space to fill the gaps of ghostly traces with our own narrative. Through the work of Britt Snyder, my narrative is quiet and simple. I can smell the earth and hear the small human sounds we make, even through the silence of contemplation. A body of work that speaks softly of the human condition.

“The paintings deliberately don’t have a specific narrative because I want to create a mood and feeling rather than dictate a specific message to the viewer. At least for me, this is what painting and representational art can do so effectively. There is enough on the canvas that is recognizable for the viewer to identify, but I’m keeping symbolism and narrative out of things to put the focus on giving the viewer something to interpret and bring of themselves to the painting.”

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Britt Snyder Art Nailed MagazineBritt Snyder¬†is an oil ¬†painter in the Boston area. Britt currently shows his paintings through The Meyer Gallery in Park City, UT and Abend Gallery in Denver, CO. He has exhibited his paintings in several galleries including Arcadia Contemporary Galley, The Delaware Museum of Art, and Sloane Merrill Gallery. His artwork has been featured in many publications including American Art Collector and The Artist’s Magazine. Britt is the 2016 Grand Prize awardee of The Artist’s Magazine all media competition and awardee of the Portrait Society of America annual conference full tuition scholarship.

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Shenyah Webb

Shenyah Webb is the Arts Editor and a Contributing Editor for NAILED. She is originally from Detroit; she studied Psychology at Michigan State University, and later finished in Industrial Design with an Art Therapy minor at The College of Creative Studies. She lives and works in Portland with her husband and son. She is a visual artist, and musician under the name Lithopedion. Her self-titled EP was released in 2013.