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I am no longer offering reprints or imprinted products online anywhere. I’m winding down my Redbubble page.

You can still follow my work and shows on my BLOG

Artist Statement

People often ask, “How do you come up with this stuff?!”

Real life is my largest inspiration, despite the unreal nature of my work. Spontaneity and subconscious thoughts surprise even me as the work unfolds, taking on a life of its own. The concepts seem based on emotions that are universal to man and animal alike. Since I love birds, animals, and monsters, they figure prominently in my work, often in human situations. There may be a senseless appearance of an object like a suitcase, balloon, or bell.

Pure entertainment is an important part of it, though over the years I’ve realized it’s more than that. Each piece can end up with multiple possible interpretations, or, just be enjoyed for its absurdity. Viewers are relieved of the need to get what it means. Viewers’ interpretations intrigue me. Your personal connection with the work makes it a conversation rather than a monologue.

Read a detailed background: BIO/CV

One of my passions is chickens! I blog about them, and other artists who do chicken art, here: FOUND A CHICKEN

© Cindy Schnackel, all rights reserved.

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Cindy Schnackel

artbycindy (at) live.com

  • Joined: June 2010


Two shows in Sept

These are the show ads for both my solo show the last couple weeks of Sept, and the 2 person show with Carlos Rausch thru most of Sept. I’ll update with more when it’s closer to the dates. Hope you can come if you’re in the area!
Posted 6 days – 7 comments

Progress & Update

New blog post about my methods for preparing canvases and panels to paint on, and roughing out the composition of a painting in progress. Just click the photo to go to the blog. / Show update: My October solo show at {9} The Gallery was penciled in for October but was moved up to Friday, Sept 16th! Until the schedule is set in stone and shows announced I will still say, watch this space for updat…
Posted about 1 month – 4 comments

Summer and Fall Shows

This is a good kind of busy! I have shows lined up for June, August, Sept, and October. All the shows are in Arizona. / JUNE / Details about the June show at {9} The Gallery are on my blog The group show is titled Gods & Monsters. It promises to be a lot of fun! [Update, one of the pieces in this show, “Deep,” has sold!] / AUGUST / [Update, Aug show has been postphoned, no details…
Posted 3 months – 8 comments

Interviewed by Rob Snow

Thank you, Rob Snow, for interviewing artists on their work and on copyright issues! I have enjoyed reading them, and am honored you chose to do one on me! https://www.artistic-license.org/portfolio/cindy-schnackel/ / Also see other artist interviews on Rob’s site: https://www.artistic-license.org/interviews/
Posted 5 months – 6 comments

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