I paint luminous character portraits. Each face and setting is enhanced with light, color, texture, and personality. My characters are represented in oils and mixed media on canvas or panel surfaces. While I have always been an artist, Covid turned out to be the opportunity of a lifetime. After corporate careers in drafting, writing, and behaviorism, I finally had time to focus on honing my style and immersing all the precious hours of my days in creating a career in art. I never tire of painting faces. When I began to select reference photos that had interesting light effects and shadows that brought my models to life, I knew I was home.
My current project is called 100 Faces, a personal portrait challenge to push my skills to the next level. As I progress I find myself increasingly selecting references in which the light informs the mood and affects the colors in a wide variety of faces.
Whether you are browsing the Kellie Snider collection, requesting a unique commissioned artwork, or shopping the merchandise, Kellie Snider Art is always dedicated to giving you her most creative work and helpful support. She believes in open communication, and provides detailed information about her products and services.
Thank you for your interest in my work. I look forward to helping you bring beauty and luminosity to your life and living spaces through art. ~Kellie
For your convenience, here are answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to answer any question you may have.
Kellie’s portrait work is in a style called abstract realism. It is a combination of realistic and abstract elements. Kellie’s work is known for luminosity, bright colors and interesting textures.
Kellie creates luminous, authentic character portraits. The goal is to bring out the sitter’s personality or mood through the use of light, shape, color, and texture.
Explore the website! Kellie’s artwork can be viewed on the website by visiting the “Portfolio” Section. Each piece is accompanied by detailed information and high-quality images for viewing.
Contact Kellie here. She will send a questionnaire that will get the conversation started. You’ll have a chance to let her know what you’re looking for, and discuss sizes and costs.
You may pay for the commissioned artwork online via credit card. I will send an invoice at the beginning of the work, and another at the end. I require half of the cost up front, and half at completion. After the payment is completed in full, your painting will be shipped to the address you provide.
I do not work with NFTs.
Estimated time to complete a commission will be discussed in advance, but it’s an inexact science. If you’re looking for an original oil painting of heirloom quality, it’s important to order the pieces well in advance of when needed.
Kellie works in oils which take a variable amount of time to dry, which affects the actual completion time. Completion is also affected by the complexity of the work. (e.g. a small portrait of a single person can often be completed and ready to ship in 2 weeks, but a wedding party of a dozen people will take significantly longer.) Shipping time is an additional issue which depends on how far it will be shipped from the artist’s studio.
Many of the artworks you may see elsewhere online are digital AI pieces, so while they can be purchased for less money and received in less time, they will not be high quality heirloom pieces.
Shipping is included inside the contiguous USA. Shipping costs outside the US are paid by the collector.
Not usually. In the US, when an artist creates a piece of art, the work is automatically copyrighted to them, even if they do not register it with the government copyright department. Copyright gives artists who have created fixed, tangible works a number of rights that do not transfer to the buyer of the original artwork. The rights provide artistic protection and ensure that artists can profit from what they’ve made. After an artist creates a piece, the artist has the right to make copies of their work, distribute those copies, display the work publicly, or make works that derive from the original.
Buying a painting does not transfer the copyright to the buyer unless the copyright was specifically included in the sale, and there must be documentation that this transfer was agreed upon. So, if you buy Kellie Snider’s Notorious Painting, you have purchased the right to own and display it, but you cannot create new artworks either by copying, printing, or changing the original artwork. You should not alter the original artwork to make it different in any way from the original. Framing is great, but making a change to the artwork itself is not.
If you are interested in having Kellie create an artwork for which you will own the copyright, discuss this in advance. It will require a contract and additional fees.
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