The South Arkansas Arts Center is pleased to announce it will host Little Rock artist, Bob Snider, as he teaches a landscape painting workshop on Thursday and Friday, September 12-13, 9am-4pm. Participants may work in oil, watercolor, or acrylic.

Bob was the kid in the back of the classroom drawing pictures of the English teacher. Like most artists, he is very visual and has always looked for the abstract designs in everything from cloud formation to reflections of light in water.

Bob was an Art Major at Ouachita University in Arkansas and received his MBA from the U of A in Fayetteville. Following military service as a Lieutenant at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Bob served as Press Secretary and photographer for United States Senator John L. McClellan in Washington D.C. He returned to Arkansas and began a thirty-year career as a public finance investment banker with Morgan Keegan.

But his love of art called him to embark on a career as an artist in 1995, which accelerated when he retired from Morgan Keegan in 2008. He now is an art instructor and owner of Snider Art Studio and Gallery in West Little Rock. Ar. Today Bob paints in both watercolor and oils and continues to teach workshops in both media.
For the past five years, Bob has traveled to Italy or France to study with some of the best instructors in the world. His work can now be found in galleries from Coronado Beach, California, to Aspen, Colorado and from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Seaside Beach in Florida.

Bob was selected to be “Artist in Residence” at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in the Spring of 2017. And for the past three years, Bob has been invited to display his thoroughbred horse racing paintings at the prestigious Oaklawn Jockey Club in Hot Springs.

In his own words, “We live in a created world of design and beauty and it is the joy of all artists to continually interpret the natural world. Seeing what is really there, and making it come alive on canvas is the challenge of a lifetime, and a never ending delight.”

The fee for this two-day class is $200 per person. The workshop fee must be prepaid by August 30 and is non-refundable. You can register and pay by phone at 870-862-5474 or visit the offices at SAAC at 110 East Fifth Street, El Dorado, Arkansas.