Ana Sneeringer is a Slovenian self-taught artist who has embraced the freedom of being self-taught. Having realized her passion for drawing and painting while moving around the world in the last 10 years, she started an 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 to an art career, she was engaged for ten years in documentary journalism. In 2010 she left her home country for a life journey. Her moving around the world helped her gather emotional information on cultures she lived for a given time, for later expression. Traveling to a foreign country is one of the best ways to step outside your established comfort zone. The fear of facing unfamiliarity and experiencing culture shock deters many from starting their journey.
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 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. 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 to her own feelings when she is confronted with a situation or a person gives her inspiration to portrait out those emotions she wants to overcome.