Ana Sneeringer is a Slovenian self-taught modern artist who has embraced the freedom of being self-taught. Having realized her passion for drawing and painting during moving around the world in last 10 years she started artistic career a bit later in her life. Having no professional art training gives her the encouragement and freedom to simply create from her heart instead of trying to find a balance between educational training and personal expressions.
Before she proceeded an art carrier, she was engaged for ten years in documentary journalism, where she had been making video portraits of people from Slovenia and near countries. In 2010 she left her home country for a life journey. Her moving to Jordan, France, Russia and then to The Dominican Republic and now in India was an experience of gathering emotional information on cultures she lived for given time, for later expression.
Traveling to a foreign country is one of the best ways to step outside your established comfort zone. Living now and then in different country is even better. The fear of facing unfamiliarity and experiencing culture shock deters many from starting their journey. Ana started her journey around the world in 2010 where she met many of world citizens.
She started painting in the Dominican Republic. Her art there was a mixture of emotional cultural shock expressed through abstract art but shortly after she found herself back with the portraits. Moving from the Dominican Republic to the Netherlands, her artwork resembled in watercolor portraits, carrying deep thoughtful meaning. Since ever, Ana has been fascinated with the attitude a woman’s face conveys.
In 2018 she moved with her family to India, where she currently lives and works, for another deployment of her husband. Her medium in India became acrylic paints, bold colors and even stronger female portraits, representing her own feelings.
Her inspirations are people and herself. Listening her own feelings when she is confronted to a situation or a person gives her inspiration to portrait out those emotions she wants to overcome. She wants her viewers to see all possible emotions in facial expressions of her portraits we carry as humans towards different life events.