Another passion of artist David Snyder is guitars. Cars and guitars just seem to go together. The painting “Strat Shopping” was inspiried by a visit to a high end guitar shop in Chicago. A wall of Fender Stratocasters was begging to be captured in a painting.
In 2013 David spearheaded a project with The Gibson Foundation and Mecum Auctions benefitting the charity Curing Kids Cancer. Using a Gibson Les Paul Standard as his canvas David features the cars of the Indianapolis Mecum Spring Classic Auction in the painting. The guitar acutioned live on air amid quite an excited buzz from the crowd-for an astounding $105,000.00! The entire auction bid went directly to “Curing Kids Cancer”, Dana Mecum’s favorite charity. Overall David has raised over $123,000.00 for “Curing Kids Cancer” through Mecum Auctions.
This led to three new commissions for paintings on guitars.
“The Automotive Art of David Snyder” is a full color hard cover book celebrating the published automotive art of David Snyder through 2008. The book includes 100 color pages containing images of the prints, a forward by Dennis Gage, a summary of titled prints and biography along with stories of why Dave paints what he does.
The book was printed, bound and published in the United States