I have been drawing and painting since I was six years old, without any formal training, I guess you can say I am self taught. And although I have dabbled in art throughout my life I began to get serious about it when I was 25 or so. I have since developed my own unique style of portraying the desert landscape that I have come to love. I refer to my style of painting as “whimsical surrealism”. I work with acrylic paint on canvases, some of my images are produced using mixed mediums. My goal is to elicit smiles and good feelings from the viewer, and my message is we are the stewards of our planet, and we should take care of it. Thus my manicured desert landscapes depict a clean, and well taken care of environment. Something we should all be thinking about.
Snake Jagger’s complex iconography has been an important part of his work for over 30 years. His work has been widely exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe, including shows in England, he has displayed his art in the Sausalito Art Festival, La Quinta Arts Festival, Indian Wells Art Festival, Catalina Festival of Art, the Glass Outhouse in Twentynine Palms, Images Gallery in Palm Springs, and various other art festivals around California, as well as the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours in the Morongo Basin.
What kind of public art project do I want to work on?
I have been doing my art locally in the desert for over 40 years, and showing at art festivals and in galleries over the years. I would be interested in doing a public art project, if the city would be interested in me participating.