Early influences include childhood on a dairy farm, a career as a colourist for a firm of commercial photographers in Sydney where she worked with the top photographers and graphic designers of the day, David Moore, Max Dupain and Gordon Andrews. She moved on to a life on the cane fields in North Queensland followed by a successful entrepreneurial life in Sydney with her own catering and events design company (“Perry Snodgrass Catering”); co-founder of the Sydney chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES); then in her holiday rental and real estate firm dealing exclusively with French properties (“Perry Snodgrass French Fields”).
Perry then moved to Daylesford in Victoria and practiced full time as an artist for ten years. She exhibited in the Convent Gallery, Pantechnicon, Impressions Gallery and Hill End Gallery all in Daylesford, Tin Shed Arts Gallery in Malmsbury, Woollahra Times Gallery in Sydney and the ARTspace@209 gallery in North Adelaide. Her colourful work has also appeared on wine labels and greeting cards.
Her paintings have a narrative theme and are very personal … often about women and their progress towards equality, always in a positive mood, searching for beauty, style, whimsy and colour: based on her home, family and life experiences. View Perry Ann Snodgrass’ paintings
She moved to Adelaide in 2007 and completed an Associate Visual Arts Degree at the Adelaide Central School of Art followed by a Graduate Diploma in Art History and a Degree of Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) at the University of Adelaide.
Having lived her passions of food, France, art and scholarship, Perry has taken up a pen and crafted her first book painting a well researched picture-in-words of life in colonial Australia as seen through the lives of four strong and productive women.