Rinconart Studio and Gallery is pleased to feature Mark Schneider during Third Saturday, Dec. 21.
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Schneider has always had an affinity for art and color and over the years has dabbled in many varieties of artistic endeavors. When he took up the camera to prepare for a trip to Alaska he knew that this would be his constant form of art.
He feels very fortunate to live in the Sierra Foothills with so many iconic landmarks, seascapes and landscapes as his backyard playground.
Having a camera in hand has also brought a love of travel in order to capture new and exciting countries with their individual picturesque value. He has found how easy it is to be in these populated areas and find the quiet and stillness of the beauty around him.
By contrast, on the opposite side of the world traveling through Italy, you find they have their own uniqueness with the multitude of people and homes that fill the beautiful mountain and coastal areas creating a poetic contrast, Schneider said.
Schneider has been published in “Outdoor Photographer” and “Shutterbug Magazines.” His pictures are not only in private collections around the world but also in several of the Downtown Placerville shops and wineries.
He was also recently commissioned by Count Farrattini and his partner, Scott Barnes, to photograph and promote the Farrattini Palazzo B&B in Amelia, Italy and for the Umbria tourism travel guide.
Schneider was showcased at the Appel Gallery in Sacramento in November 2011 and is scheduled to appear at several art and wine shows this year.
He believes that art in your home should draw you into the picture with light, color and texture and draw you into the photograph to make you feel a part of the beautiful world around you. It is important to him that his photographs make people feel emotion and that through his images he is able to share his love of color and texture.
The gallery will be serving hors d’oeuvres during the reception from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited to enjoy the art.
For more information call 530-621-4799.