About The Artist

ArtByMiles.com is Miles Snyder, a Minnesota artist that has been creating wonderful artwork for decades.

I was born and grew up in the St. Paul, MN Midway area.  I graduated from high school and went to the University of Minnesota until I was drafted into the Army.  Some of the scenes in my artwork are from some of the interesting places I visited during my Army days in Europe or from working on University Avenue in St. Paul.

I took up artwork as a hobby in my twenties, I had a couple of cousins who went to art school, it looked like fun and I thought it would be something fun that I could do when I retired.  I didn't have any formal training, but I took an occasional class from time to time.  I became interested in wood sculpting while in Chicago many years ago, while rummaging through a bookstore, I came across a book on woodcarving.  I took a look at the pictures and thought, I can do that.  I bought the book, went home, tried it, and found out that I enjoyed it.  It's a lot of work though.

I have spent many hours in my home studio passionately creating paintings, wooden statues and other beautiful works of art.  In addition to this I have created ornate ketubahs.  A ketubah is a contract in the Jewish religion, between a husband and wife, given to the wife prior to the wedding ceremony.  I made them as gifts for my three children when they got married, so they would have something personally made by me.  People liked them, so I continued to make them.

Creativity flows though me in a very unique way.  You can see happiness in a lot of my work.  It's people being social, partying, playing music and having a good time.  My use of clown themes is because they are happy and they're colorful, and I like that. All my art work is just about people, mostly engaged in having a good time. 

I have decided to make all of my precious hand crafted works of art available to you.  I hope they bring as much joy to you as they did to me.