My Memories of Landscapes are a bridge between my love of abstraction, painting and nature. They are freely painted in a way that they resemble “overall” abstraction more than typical landscapes. As a young man I sat for long periods of time in front of Jackson Pollack’s large drip paintings and Monet’s mural sized, “Water Lilies Series” in the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. For me, at that time, the experiences were similar. I found myself in a meditative, reflective place that is very nourishing. I still find this approach valuable and hope that the viewer finds value as well. The painting is a breath or a prayer that is “frozen in time”, just waiting for someone to awaken it.

Francis Snyder