Julie Snidle


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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Acrylic | Encaustic | Mixed Media | Oil | Watercolor
SPECIALTY: ✔ Generalist

My abstract paintings are done primarily with waxbased paints in a process that is intuitive rather than pre-planned. Layers are built up and scraped back in an effort to achieve a balance between complexity and calm; creating order out of chaos through color, shape, and line.

  • What kind of work do you make?
  • Tell me about your process. What are your paintings about?
  • What technical or color-related questions do you have?

Learning more about our preferences is an important step toward making authentic work. Every art journey is as unique as the artist, there is no one right way to proceed. I will meet you where you are and offer suggestions, exercises, and tips that will support your artistic goals. I want my mentorship artists to come away from the experience feeling more confident, more skilled, and more excited about their own art practices.

Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe
Artwork by Michaela Hoppe


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Generalist



Color & Composition


Technique Demos


Studio Setup for Art Production


Supplies and tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend



Studio Time Management

“Mastrius is a perfect balance of accountability, community and fun.
It feels like family. Family that makes you a better you.”

~ Elizabeth, Emerging Artist


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Artwork by Michaela Hoppe

Julie Snidle is a full time artist with classroom teaching experience and a background in corporate training and administration. She was introduced to wax-based media in 2004 and has made it her primary focus since then. She is a Core Artist/Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and an Artist Ambassador for Ampersand Art Panels.

Julie is represented by Canary Gallery in Birmingham and the Kolman Reeb Gallery in Minneapolis, which recently awarded her a grant for their Project Space. Her abstract work has received numerous awards and can be found in private collections and public spaces nationwide. Julie taught at Penland School of Craft, Bennington College for North Country Studio Workshops and continues to teach at many other fine venues throughout the U.S. A native of Minneapolis,

Julie currently lives in Fairhope, Alabama where she offers private painting workshops in her home studio.