Bob was the kid in the back of the class drawing pictures of the English teacher in high school and the only art major on football scholarship in college. "But I knew I would starve to death trying to make a living in art, so I got the MBA and had a thirty year career as an investment banker." That was following his days in Washington DC as Press Assistant to US Senator John L. McClellan (D-Ark).
But his love of art called him to embark on a second career as a painter in 1995. He took his first lessons in watercolor at the Arkansas Arts Center and developed a style that is recognizable in his work twenty years later. He has received many awards and recognitions both as a watercolorist and oil painter, including being selected Artist in Residence at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion.
Bob Snider's painting can be found in galleries from California to Santa Fe and from Colorado to Florida. His home studio and gallery is on four acres west of Little Rock which he and his wife Martha built in 2008. "Being a full time artist is the best job I've ever had because it gives freedom and inspiration and the opportunity to explore the world and witness God's beautiful creation."