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Chris Schneider

I studied Foundation Arts in Worthing and went on to complete a degree in Graphic Design at Nottingham. I set up my own graphic design business in 1997 where I created a range of design work including holiday brochures and corporate identities. I stopped my design work in 2019 so I could concentrate on my painting full time. 

 

I originally created my art using watercolours and ink. In 2019 I discovered the joys of working with fluid acrylic paint. I love the way paint reacts to create wonderful patterns and colour.

 

In 2019 I set up a partnership with fellow artist Samantha Butcher. We created ‘criSam Acrylic Pouring’ where we run Acrylic Pouring taster sessions. CriSam Acrylic Pouring is also a member of Weald Crafts Group, where we participate in various craft shows and events.

In February 2020, I set up a Youtube channel where I publish videos about acrylic pouring. I post a weekly video and show how I create my paintings along with tutorial videos. When I set up the channel it was under the name 'criSam Acrylic Pouring' but I changed this in September 2021 to 'ChrisSchneider.Art'.

 

In 2021, I started running Abstracted Landscape courses using fluid art. These courses are great fun to do and it is a joy to pass onto people my love of this art technique.

In June 2022 I joined the South East Open Studios (SEOS). I hosted a venue for 3 weeks where I showed my work along with 3 other artists/makers.

 

Artist Statement

I’ve always been fascinated by the quality of light; the way the light changes throughout the day and the contrasts it creates. I love the dramatic light you have before a storm where you have dark, brooding clouds and beautiful flashes on sunlight on the landscape. With my abstracted landscapes, I’m trying to capture the atmosphere of moments, the never-ending skies and sense of space. For me it’s all about contrasts, whether it is light and dark or colour contrasts.

 

The majority of my work is based on landscapes however I also love creating abstract paintings where I play with colour and shapes.

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