"To capture a moment and to feel it's spirit is what drives me to paint--not for myself, but for the viewer."
The driving force behind the art of Karin Snoots is to share with the viewer the inherent aesthetic beauty that all living things possess. Whether it is raging surf or a tranquil pond, Karin Snoots wants to express her excitement over the incredible things she encounters.
Snoots considers herself an extremist. She enjoys painting on a large scale but discovered the art of painting in miniature in 2003. This allowed her to develop a highly refined detailed style and nurtured the seed of productivity. It now transfers to the larger pieces as well. She works with oils or acrylics, specializing in depicting the natural beauty of her surroundings.
Much of Snoots' passion to paint developed from early childhood influences, including studying the art of Robert Bateman. Watching episodes of Jacques Cousteau served as kindling for the intense desire to capture the spirit ever so delicate in nature. The primary focus of her art is our natural environment. She has a strong commitment to express the urgency of protecting and promoting conservation by donating portions of her sales to conservation causes.