"If you can see it, you can paint it."
—Peter Etril Snyder



Thanks for taking the time to stop by my website. I intend not only to show my paintings which are for sale but also to give an insight into how I work, live and travel.

Many of the pieces on my site are already owned and they can be fun to browse. You may see a piece that hangs in your living room.

I encourage you to email me and ask questions or make comments. It is so interesting to hear the many remarks about my work and how my paintings relate to your experience.

Although the gallery is closed you can still apply your Gift Certificate to the purchase of an original painting on my site.




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Artists Mentoring through Painting Doctor

Click here for details on my free e-mail service to any painter who wishes help with their work.


Rogers Cable 20

Follow the creation of a new Sugar Bush painting that was started on Rogers daytime.

Many photos from my files, taken over 40 years, were used to weave this view. I also show the photos that were considered and rejected. Click here to see this process.

Above A photo from daytime with host Susan Cook-Sheerer 


Winterberries and Apple Blossoms

I agreed to illustrate this charming kid's book with 12 Original Paintings because the author, Nan Forler, a woman who grew up in Elmira, managed to grasp the Mennonite spirit so cleanly. She evokes not only the fun of a little Mennonite girl but also the concerns and aspirations of this young girl. A recent listing of this book described it as suitable for anyone under 99 years old.

Click here for more information and some book reviews.  


Drayton Entertainment presented

Peter Etril Snyder with Neil Aitchison as master of ceremonies

Paintertainment proved to be good fun and raised money for Drayton Entertainment which is a not-for-profit foundation. A capacity audience watched as I took a new piece to a partially completed state (Stage 1). Over the last few weeks I finished the painting and posted the progressive versions on this site. Here are Stage 2, Stage 3, Stage 4, Stage 5, the finished painting Heading to Town, and its presentation to the winner. I would appreciate hearing your responses. peter@snyder-gallery.com.


A painting demonstration for the Kitchener-Waterloo Society of Artists


From the time I first painted in public on the pedestrian mall in Ottawa in 1964, I realized the interest that ordinary people, not just amateur artists, have in the painting process. In this Rogers TV series you can see and understand just what is involved as I show you My View. Click here for a listing of the dates and times.


Mennonite Schools

My visits to Mennonite parochial schools are a great joy. Read More