Starla Snead

Starla Snead is mixed media artist from Bolingbrook Illinois. Her passion is to take her multiple unique art forms and create pieces that unveil a sense of healing, power and comfort, giving you the emotional freedom that words alone can not.


Starla began studying calligraphy in 2003 as a way to transition into her role as a stay-at-home mom. She became a professional engraver in 2011 and a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT) in 2013.   Her company, Designs by Starla Gallery and Studio, features her bold and magnificent art pieces that span a variety of mediums including:  glass, fabric, stone, wood, calf skin vellum and canvas all bearing her unique vision; to create, educate and inspire.