Gerry Snape

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Occupation Artist, singer
Location Penketh, Warrington,, Cheshire., United Kingdom
Introduction I am half of The Potters House here in Penketh. The other half and some may say, the more important half, is Alan,for he is the potter at The Potters House.But you know the old saying, "behind every potter....." I have an ongoing theme running through my life and my art, "The human race on the edge". Obviously a play on words which probably comes from my childhood spent each summer in a caravan at Ballyferris in Northern Ireland. But also as a reference to the fragility of existence. So my sea paintings have a conceptual meaning behind them, as do the coastal edge paintings. The early renaissance painters used the symbol of man in a boat as the human spirit battling against all that life can throw at it. The Potters House is first and foremost a home and then a business.We started it, inexperienced, thirty years ago and weathered the calms and the storms.So here on in comes the rest.
Interests Singing, painting, cooking and baking, gardening.
Favorite Movies Amelie, Wizard of Oz, Field of Dreams, Slumdog Millionaire, Moulin Rouge, The Red Balloon, Cabaret, West side Story, Gone with the Wind, The Shipping Forecast, Shirley Valentine, Little Women
Favorite Music James Taylor, Madeleine Peroux, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Amy Winehouse
Favorite Books Flower Fairies, Poetry books on Heaney, Frost, Donne.The lost Symbol by Dan Brown, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, Wolf Hall, Wallander series by Henning Mankell, The Diary of a Nobody, Little Women, Brontes