I am no longer offering reprints or imprinted products. You can still follow my work and shows on my BLOG at Wordpress

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 timeless emotions, universal to man and animal alike. Since I love birds, animals, and monsters, they figure prominently, 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. 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.

Even planned pieces have a large element of spontaneity. They may start with a mindless doodle that gave me the idea for a larger work, or a planned composition may take on a life of its own as it progresses.

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

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Cindy Schnackel

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  • Joined: June 2010


Early Spring 2017

“Cooties” in progress; studio work table, early 2017. Cooties is mixed media on paper, and has since been mounted and sealed onto a rigid panel, so it won’t need to be under glass. / I have been getting back into making over thrift store reprints, and even some political themed art, and you may be seeing that pop up at shows this year. / You may also see the usual stream of new …
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Shows in Nov and Dec

My blog is the best place to read details, just wanted to put it here, too, that I have work in two galleries this winter. BLOG / The first is the Herberger at Arizona Center. (Not to be confused with their other gallery across the street at the Theater Center!) Located at 3rd St. and E. Van Buren, Phoenix AZ. I had a chicken painting in this gallery in Oct/Nov, and just replaced it with a Hummin…
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Fatal Farm Sep 16-28

Packing work for my solo show, Fatal Farm, today! We shall see if we can do it in one car load. It opens this Friday at 6 pm-9pm. The piece in this image, (which links to my blog if you click it), was inspired by the many broiler chickens bred to grow to unhealthy sizes very quickly, and slaughtered at a few weeks of age while still babies despite their size. I could easily do a whole show again …
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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! / For locations and hours: / Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral / The Gallery / UPDATE: The opening at Olney went very well! Their crew did a great job…
Posted 6 months – 10 comments
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