11/23/14

In Memory of Clint Snyder

 My husband Ed and I were among the very priveleged to get to know a special member of the Conlee Snyder Mural Committee of Palatka , Florida.  Clint Snyder, who served as president and founder of the committee, will be missed by many.http://www.palatkadailynews.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Snyder+recalled+as+force+behind+murals%20&id=26155669  We got to know him a few years ago when John Alexander, the committee chairman, contacted me about painting a mural which needed portraiture. Over the next few summers we happily consulted with both John and Clint in the progress and completion of our murals. They visited our worksite often, offering their encouragement and insight.  I can say that during the times that we met with the Committee,  I was impressed with Clint's genuinely kind and considerate manner. He conducted himself with professional courtesy in all our dealings with him, and from start to finish with each mural, he paid close attention to all we did, politely offering suggestions where needed. It has been such a delight to have spent time and do business with a such a gentleman. We will miss this dear friend.  R.I.P. Clint Snyder
During 'Harlem Night's mural painting
Clint and Billy Graham

Clint and Art Shoppe owner Mary Rhadigan
Early portrait progress of John, Clint and Elizabeth (riding in the buggy) in the 'Annie Oakley' mural