Jun 4, 2021
Alicia guest hosts an interview with painter Seth Remsnyder.
“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.” Kurt Vonnegut
Seth Remsnyder began seriously painting in 1996 at the behest of his high school art teacher, Mr. Charles Acri. “Ack” as the kids sometimes called him would put Seth in the hallway with two talkative classmates for models, have him stretch a canvas and paint for the entirety of his art classes and study halls. The good teacher taught Seth to paint expressively and to avoid “worrying about likeness for now and to just paint.” And his soul grew.
He then pursued his Bachelor's Degree in the Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania School of Art and Design, graduating with the BFA in 2001. Seth then went on to earn his MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2019. His work has been featured in magazines, on art and design websites, and can also be found in public spaces around the greater Washington D.C. area. Seth is married and lives in Maryland with his wife and is a Dad to three little girls, one little boy, and one little boy in heaven. His hope is to continue painting come hell or high water and his utmost hope is that his soul will continue to grow.