Perry Snodgrass's paintings have a narrative theme and are very personal ... often
about women and their progress towards equality, always in a
positive mood, searching for beauty, style, whimsy and colour: based on her home, family and life
experiences. Her paintings are usually in oil and/or acrylic on canvas, always vibrant with colour.
The narrative themes include stories of travels: especially France and Italy. Stories
from imagination: the whimsical nuns series. Stories about shapes:
the studies of rooftops in various cities. Stories about form: the
array of still life. Stories of women at work and play; always set in a
Her influences include childhood on a dairy farm, a career as a
colourist for a firm of commercial photographers in Sydney where she
worked with the top photographers and graphic designers of the day,
David Moore, Max Dupain and Gordon Andrews. She moved on to a life
on the canefields in North Queensland; a successful corporate life
in her own catering and events design company in Sydney; then in her
travel firm dealing exclusively with France. She has lived her
passions of food and France and art.
Perry practiced full-time as an artist from 2000. She exhibited in
the Convent Gallery, Pantechnicon, Impressions Gallery and Hill End
Gallery all in Daylesford, Tin Shed Arts Gallery in Malmsbury and the
Woollahra Times Gallery in Sydney. Her colourful work has also
appeared on wine labels and greeting cards.
She moved to Adelaide in 2007 where she has completed an Associate
Visual Arts Degree at the Adelaide Central School of Art and exhibited a series of
imaginative paintings entitled 'Harajuki Girls' in the ARIspace@209 gallery
in Melbourne Street, North Adelaide. Her April 2010 solo exhibition
in Tin Shed Arts entitled "
" focused on women in the Art Deco period and on young
Japanese women and their pop art fashions.
Since then Perry has extended her studies with a Graduate Diploma in Art History and a
Master of Arts degree both from the Universtity of Adelaide.
In 2016 she has turned to writing and has published the book:
"Against the Tide: Salmon Women Pioneers in Colonial New South Wales".
For information about this book: perryannsnodgrass.com.au