I am a Dutch artist who grew up in Bergen, a village in the North of Holland, famous for its art colony, of which my parents were active. I turned to textile arts in 1970. Creating mixed media scenes somewhere between painting and quilting, I explore rhythm and ambience in my work, as well as subjects related to my Jewish background.
I love to create textile landscapes, fantasy buildings, or abstract compositions.
Color is extremely important to me.
I call my artworks “Peintisseries” a mixture of the French words Peinture (painting) and Tapisserie (tapestry).
I never tell the whole story, but give the space to dream away and fantasize.
Utilizing textile and mixed media, Saskia Weishut-Snapper's works are a hybrid of painting and quilting. Each piece plays with abstraction and realism, balancing flattened fabrics with overlapping figures and scenes. Mark-making varies from artfully arranged blocks of rectangular cloth, sometimes with glistening thread, to carefully cut shapes and figures. Her works are explorations of whimsical landscape, fantasy buildings, along with subjects related to her Jewish heritage.
Weishut-Snapper pursued an education in her hometown of Bergen, a village in the north of Holland famous for its art colony, in which her parents were active. She turned to textile arts in 1970.