It’s always exciting to find Vermont artists whose work extends miles (and sometimes galaxies) beyond landscapes of the lake and mountains. With a portfolio of animated images, technicolor Animals of Triumph, and gleefully fornicating fruit, Jesse Snyder’s endlessly inventive mind busts him well out of Champlain Basin iconography and into worlds the viewer has yet to even begin imagining.
HVT: What is your personal background?
JS: I was born in Vermont and have been doing all kinds of art for my entire life, both traditional and digital. I’ve studied animation, and I have a degree in game art & animation from Champlain College. While I still do a lot of digital work for my day job as an art director, I’ve recently been focusing in on traditional acrylic painting, which is something I’ve always loved doing, but never had the time or space to fully explore it until recently.
HVT: What’s the source of your artistic inspiration?
JS: My inspiration depends on what I’m working on and my surroundings. Mostly, I’m just inspired by my own need to