Issue: Winter 2008
Jim Sneddon was an avid outdoorsman whose love of nature is reflected in his artwork. His subjects highlight the drama and contrast between black and white, and his use of over fifteen grades of pencil leads in his carefully crafted works breathes life into an otherwise still object. At first glance, most people mistake Jimís work to be black-and-white photographs. A closer look will reveal the immaculate attention to detail and incredible patience of Jimís pencil work and blending techniques.
Like other artists, Jimís hope was that he didnít have to die before his work was recognized as ďas good as it getsĒ in the pencil medium.
Works are available for sale to help cover medical and life expenses for his family. Contact family friend Veniece at (970) 749-8436 to purchase works or make a donation at Bank of San Juans for the Jim Sneddon Memorial Fund.