FASGallery features the Fine Art Photograpy of Floyd and Barbara Snyder as well as a gallery of Old Masters and famous art images from the past. Enjoy! Floyd Snyder, FASGallery/ArtPal
Floyd and Barbara Snyder Photography
Floyd Snyder - Bio
Floyd was born and raised in the north woods of Wisconsin where he learned a great appreciation for the vast and alluring outdoors and all wonders and color in nature. He made his way to California when he volunteered for the military. He is a Vietnam era veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He is also proud to have served as a communication specialist on the USNS Mercury, a tracking ship that worked on the Apollo moon landing. The highlight of that experience was actually getting to hear the live discussion of the astronauts and mission control. Having the experience of discovering California and working on the Apollo moon landing tracking ship located in and around Australia, opened a whole new world and broadened his horizons.
Floyd having met his wife, Barbara, in Santa Maria, California, settled down in the Central Coast after his tour of duty and saw a whole new world of the bounties of nature. For over 25 years Floyd operated three picture frame studios and art galleries in the Santa Maria area. It was during that time when he started taking photography seriously. He originally started framing his work only to serve as samples of what kinds of framing could be done, and it just took off from there.
In his own words, “I was pleasantly surprised when those samples started selling. That encouraged both my wife and I to enroll in photography classes, and we started framing and selling more of our own work”.
Barbara Snyder Bio
Barbara has always lived on the Central Coast of California. As a California native she has always felt the allure of the abundant variety of natural features offered in her home state. Born in Santa Maria, Barbara graduated from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo as a history major, English minor. She earned her Master's degree in education from the same university and began a teaching and school site administrator career that spanned over 3 decades.
During that time photography became an important part of hers and her husband's lives. Summer travel provided the opportunities to see new places and subjects that would expand their photographic interests, seeing the old and new places that they shared with one another. Being a co-owner of art and frame galleries that Floyd started provided the stage and experiences that have added to the repertoire of skills and versatility in thinking. Barbara has been featured in Strictly Business Magazine, a former Central Coast publication, designed to showcase local talents and to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit. She has also written several articles and provided photographic contributions to that and other publications.
Whether it be seascapes, vineyards, desert, mountains, forest and all that in between, the pursuit of "fresh, natural and serene" subjects and scenes have inspired Barbara's work. She has shown a special fascination in her most recent works with the tropical features of Hawaii and the desert landscapes of Arizona. Barbara's work offers a simplistic, rich view of life.
Seascapes & Landscapes
Transportation Cars Trucks Boats Etc
Buildings Architecture Etc.
Old Masters World Famous Art Images
Animals Domestic & Wildlife
Charles Russell & Other Westerns
Traditional & Abstract