Born in a war-torn communist country, Snjezana Coyner experienced first-hand what it was like to live without many things. She remembers many nights studying by candlelight because they had no electricity. When she was eight her grandparents helped her escape and brought her to America. The plane landed into a world of freedom and marvelous new things. For the first time Snjezana experienced water from a faucet and lights everywhere! She was in her own fairy tale and it was the beginning of a new life and journey.
Snjezana is inspired by her own trials and adventures in life, as well as her passionate love of nature, people, and animals. Her life story has helped to shape and foster her imagination and develop different perspectives and appreciation for how intricate life is and how we are all connected.
Coyner's subjects are photographed, digitally edited, then printed on metal, wood, canvas, acrylic, and other media, usually in black and white. It is then given a colorful hand overlay with her own exclusive techniques. Due to this process each piece is one-of-a-kind. Her works have a 3-Dimensional appearance which changes depending on the light and include many different subject images (anything can be photographed) from nature, animals, family portraits, buildings and cities, intimate images, and other pictures that speak to and move the heart.
Snjezana hopes her creations move others to see the world in a different lens, be grateful for the good in life, and help them in healing their spirit by inspiring happiness and peace through her works. Each work is signed and dated by Snjezana.