James A. "Buddy" Snipes was born In Macon County, Alabama.
Since childhood, Buddy Snipes has made things out of whatever materials were available. His inspiration comes from his imagination and from people and animals he has known. Frequently, he adds sticks around the tin paintings to frame his works. The titles he gives his pieces are creative and often humorous.
Buddy doesn’t readily talk much about himself. He believes that someday someone will write his biography. Until then, he says "we will leave it right there."