I chose to no longer publicly offer reprints or imprinted products in about 2015. Even though I don’t publicly offer products anymore, I still get them privately sometimes, so if you know me in person here in the Phoenix area, ask me, and we can probably work something out. You can follow my work and shows on my BLOG at Wordpress

Real life is my largest inspiration, despite the unreal nature of my work. Certain emotions and behaviors are universal and show up in my work as birds and monsters, often in human situations. Spontaneity and subconscious thoughts surprise even me as the work unfolds, taking on a life of its own. There may be a senseless appearance of an object like a suitcase, balloon, or bell. At the time of creation these don’t have a conscious meaning, but later on, symbolism may emerge, or just be entertaining in its absurdity.

Each piece can end up with multiple possible interpretations. Viewers are (usually) relieved of the need to “get” what it means. Viewers’ feedback on what it means to them intrigues 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 veer off in an unexpected direction as it progresses. When my work does have an preconceived message, the way it ends up can still be different than I first envisioned. I’ve learned to let my instinct lead.

A more 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


Premium Tees

Now that I’ve had a couple of the Premiums to test drive, maybe my experience will be helpful in deciding whether to pay the extra money. I feel they’re worth it, and if you wait for a sale they’re pretty reasonable. / After several washings, the fabric and fit is still considerably nicer than the cheaper types. The printing is good, (I’ve never had an issue with the print…
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Fall/Winter Shows

I’ll be showing at three galleries in November and December this year, all in the downtown Phoenix area. See my blog for more frequent posts: https://cindyschnackel.wordpress.com/ / The Artery, Nov and Dec / The first opens first Friday artwalk night at the Artery, where I’ll have the Ladies Who Paint space. Ladies Who Paint is a small group of women painters that got together informa…
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Art Detour weekend, four places to find my work

Art Detour is an annual event in Phoenix, Arizona. It happens this year on Friday March 17 through Sunday March 19. / Image: Mutant Desert, acrylic on plywood, 48 × 48 in., available from the Phoenix Center for the Arts, Mural Sale, March 18 or online. / Besides the Mural Sale, I’ll have several ‘Thrift Store Makeovers’ at the Icehouse gallery, a few miniatures at {9} The …
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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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